Multicenter radial artery patency study (RAPS). Study design.

  title={Multicenter radial artery patency study (RAPS). Study design.},
  author={Stephen E. Fremes},
  journal={Controlled clinical trials},
  volume={21 4},
The use of an internal thoracic artery rather than a saphenous vein graft for left anterior descending coronary artery bypass is associated with improved long-term outcome. Hence, expanded use of arterial conduits for other coronary targets has been advocated. The radial artery possesses a number of anatomic features that are technically advantageous compared with other arterial conduits. This study will determine the relative patency of the radial artery compared to the saphenous vein for… CONTINUE READING
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