Randomized trial to compare bilateral vs. single internal mammary coronary artery bypass grafting: 1-year results of the Arterial Revascularisation Trial (ART).

@article{Taggart2010RandomizedTT,
  title={Randomized trial to compare bilateral vs. single internal mammary coronary artery bypass grafting: 1-year results of the Arterial Revascularisation Trial (ART).},
  author={David P. Taggart and Douglas G. Altman and Alastair M Gray and Belinda Lees and Fiona Nugara and Ly-Mee Yu and Helen Campbell and Marcus Flather},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 20},
  pages={2470-81}
}
AIMS Observational data suggest that the use of bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMA) during coronary artery bypass graft surgery provides superior revascularization to a single internal mammary artery (SIMA), but concerns about safety have prevented the widespread use of BIMA. The Arterial Revascularisation Trial (ART) is a randomized trial of BIMA vs. SIMA, with a primary outcome of survival at 10 years. This paper reports mortality, morbidity, and resource use data at 1 year. METHODS… CONTINUE READING