Time-varying survival benefit of radial artery versus vein grafting: a multiinstitutional analysis.

@article{Schwann2014TimevaryingSB,
  title={Time-varying survival benefit of radial artery versus vein grafting: a multiinstitutional analysis.},
  author={Thomas A Schwann and Robert F. Tranbaugh and Kamellia R. Dimitrova and Milo Engoren and Ameer Kabour and Darryl M. Hoffman and Charles M. Geller and Wilson Ko and Robert H. Habib},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={97 4},
  pages={1328-34; discussion 1334}
}
BACKGROUND A survival benefit of radial artery use versus saphenous vein grafting in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been reported. We aimed to elucidate the relative radial artery survival benefit as a function of time after surgery from two independent CABG series. METHODS We compared 0- to 15-year survival with radial artery versus saphenous… CONTINUE READING