Heart, Lung and Circulation
Abstract| Volume 20, ISSUE 4, P264-265, April 2011

Impact of Radial Artery Harvest on Forearm Function and Symptoms: A Long Term Analysis from a Randomised Trial

      Introduction: The radial artery (RA) has gained popularity in the past two decades as a conduit for coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) and is being increasingly used as an alternative to the saphenous vein (SV). Despite this, there is a paucity of patient centred analysis of long term quality of life after its removal. We sought to characterise forearm function and symptoms after RA harvest and compare this with leg concerns associated with SV removal.
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