Arterial coronary artery bypass grafting is safe and effective in elderly patients.

@article{Medalion2015ArterialCA,
  title={Arterial coronary artery bypass grafting is safe and effective in elderly patients.},
  author={Benjamin Medalion and Rephael Mohr and Ynai Ben-Gal and Nachum Nesher and Amir Kramer and Shimrit Eliyahu and Dmitry Pevni},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={150 3},
  pages={607-12}
}
OBJECTIVES Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting in elderly patients is controversial. We compared the outcome of bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting with that of single internal thoracic artery and saphenous vein and radial artery conduits in these patients. METHODS Patients aged 70 years or more who underwent bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting between 1996 and 2008 (n = 1045) were compared with patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting with a single… CONTINUE READING

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