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BACKGROUND The best second arterial conduit for multiple arterial revascularization (MAR) is still a matter of debate. Previous studies on the benefit of either using the radial artery (RA) or the right internal thoracic artery (RITA) in coronary artery bypass grafting are not conclusive. The aim of our study was to compare the perioperative and long-term(More)
OBJECTIVES Limited blood supply to the thoracic chest wall is a known risk factor for sternal wound complications after CABG. Therefore, bilateral internal thoracic arteries are still rarely utilized despite their proven superior graft patency. The aim of our study was to analyse whether modification of the surgical technique is able to limit the risk of(More)
A 36-year-old male smoker (20 pack/years) presented with NSTEMI (Hs-Troponin max.1074 ng/L, CK-MB 15.2 U/L, BNP 5.25 ng/L) after 2 weeks of recurrent-intermittent chest pain, mild C-reactive protein elevation (1.62–3.66 mg/dL), and hypereosinophilia. Invasive coronary angiography showed severe multivessel disease with thrombotic occlusions (100%RCA,(More)
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