Priority for right internal thoracic artery grafting should go to reaching important coronary targets rather than inflow conduit configuration, finds a large retrospective study.
Our heart surgeons share advice on how to avoid postcardiotomy shock and help ensure success with coronary bypass in patients with left ventricular failure due to ischemic cardiomyopathy.
Multiarterial grafting improves outcomes and is feasible in most CABG candidates. Two of our cardiac surgeons lay out 10 core principles for getting the most out of this revascularization strategy.
An objective means for quantifying the myocardial mass supplied by each potential arterial target could optimize long-term survival in coronary bypass surgery, a large cohort study suggests.
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Findings of equivalence in the largest-ever comparison of CABG and PCI for left main disease must be tempered by an understanding of study design limits and secondary outcomes, two cardiac surgeons contend.
Limited surgeon experience with bilateral ITA grafting was associated with poorer outcomes with the procedure. An expert explains why this argues for designating CABG a cardiac surgery subspecialty.
The new RADIAL analysis boosts support for the radial artery over the saphenous vein as a second conduit, but resistance to multiarterial grafting lingers. Two newer trials may help shift practice.
Cardiac surgeon Faisal Bakaeen reflects on modern CABG’s impact over the past five decades — and how Dr. René Favaloro (pictured) was indispensable to its development.
The DACAB trial made headlines at AHA 2017, but it’s not likely to impact practice very much. Cardiac surgeon Faisal Bakaeen, MD, explains why.
The trial’s new health status analysis gives even more reason to consider CABG the preferred revascularization strategy for patients with anatomically complex three-vessel or left main disease.