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Randomized Trial of Bilateral versus Single Internal-Thoracic-Artery Grafts.
BACKGROUND The use of bilateral internal thoracic (mammary) arteries for coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) may improve long-term outcomes as compared with the use of a singleExpand
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Lack of protective role of HDL-C in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting.
AIMS Primary prevention studies have confirmed that high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels are strongly associated with reduced cardiovascular events. However, recent evidence suggestsExpand
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Surgical management of aortic root disease in Marfan syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Context Surgical treatment of aortic root aneurysm in Marfan syndrome (MFS) patients. Objective To compare results of total root replacement versus valve-sparing aortic root replacement in MFSExpand
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Preoperative Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and acute kidney injury after coronary artery bypass grafting.
BACKGROUND Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors confer renal protection in different clinical settings. No final conclusions are available on the renal benefits of ACE inhibitors afterExpand
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Pedicled and skeletonized single and bilateral internal thoracic artery grafts and the incidence of sternal wound complications: Insights from the Arterial Revascularization Trial.
OBJECTIVES The question of whether skeletonized internal thoracic artery harvesting reduces the incidence of sternal wound complications in comparison with the pedicled technique, in the context ofExpand
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Prophylactic tricuspid annuloplasty in patients with dilated tricuspid annulus undergoing mitral valve surgery.
OBJECTIVE Progression of functional tricuspid regurgitation is not uncommon after mitral valve surgery and is associated with poor outcomes. We tested the hypothesis that concomitant tricuspid valveExpand
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Bilateral versus Single Internal‐Thoracic‐Artery Grafts at 10 Years
BACKGROUND Multiple arterial grafts may result in longer survival than single arterial grafts after coronary‐artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. We evaluated the use of bilateralExpand
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Coronary artery bypass grafting versus drug-eluting stents in multivessel coronary disease. A meta-analysis on 24,268 patients.
OBJECTIVE Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been shown to provide better results than percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in multivessel coronary disease. Drug-eluting stents (DES) haveExpand
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Age cutoff for the loss of survival benefit from use of radial artery in coronary artery bypass grafting.
BACKGROUND Controversy still exists about the superiority of the radial artery (RA) over the saphenous vein graft (SVG) as a second conduit for surgical myocardial revascularization. We aimed toExpand
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Methodology manual for European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) clinical guidelines.
The goal of all clinical guidelines is to assist patients and practitioners in making healthcare decisions. However, clinical guidelines have been questioned about their quality, transparency andExpand
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