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.
Beyond showing that graft patency is unaffected by diabetes, a huge new observational study reinforces the choice of ITA grafts over vein grafts whenever possible.
No one said choosing the best conduit for bypass surgery was easy. But this primer from a Cleveland Clinic cardiac surgeon sorts through the options to arrive at a few helpful guiding principles.