Composite Y-Grafting Using the Left Internal Thoracic Artery: Survival and Angiography in 198 Cases.

@article{Robinson2017CompositeYU,
  title={Composite Y-Grafting Using the Left Internal Thoracic Artery: Survival and Angiography in 198 Cases.},
  author={Benjamin M Robinson and Hugh S. Paterson and Alan Robert Denniss},
  journal={Heart, lung & circulation},
  year={2017},
  volume={26 7},
  pages={724-729}
}
BACKGROUND Extended left internal thoracic artery (LITA) harvesting allows maximal grafting to the anterior and lateral walls with a single ITA conduit. This study evaluates outcomes following the use of a LITA Y graft as the primary grafting strategy. METHODS Patients who underwent LITA composite Y-grafting (n=198) between 1995 and 2009 were identified from a cardiac surgical database. Follow-up (mean 13.1 years) was obtained by cross-reference with the state death registry and local… CONTINUE READING