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.
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.