Internal mammary artery versus saphenous vein graft to the left anterior descending coronary artery: prospective randomized study with 10-year follow-up.

@article{Zeff1988InternalMA,
  title={Internal mammary artery versus saphenous vein graft to the left anterior descending coronary artery: prospective randomized study with 10-year follow-up.},
  author={R H Zeff and C Kongtahworn and L A Iannone and David F. Gordon and Todd Martin Brown and S. J. Phillips and Jonathan R Skinner and M. D. Spector},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1988},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={533-6}
}
In 1975, 80 patients undergoing revascularization were prospectively randomized to receive either a greater saphenous vein (SV) graft (41 patients, Group 1) or a left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft (39 patients, Group 2) to the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD). All patients were completely revascularized. The average number of grafts per patient in both groups was 3.2. Patients were followed 10 years; follow-up was 97.5% complete. Group 1 and Group 2 were compared in regard… CONTINUE READING

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