Total arterial myocardial revascularization with composite grafts improves results of coronary surgery in elderly: a prospective randomized comparison with conventional coronary artery bypass surgery.

@article{Muneretto2003TotalAM,
  title={Total arterial myocardial revascularization with composite grafts improves results of coronary surgery in elderly: a prospective randomized comparison with conventional coronary artery bypass surgery.},
  author={Claudio Muneretto and Gianluigi Bisleri and Alberto Negri and Jacopo Manfredi and Marco Metra and Savina Nodari and Lidia Culot and Livio dei Cas},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2003},
  volume={108 Suppl 1},
  pages={II29-33}
}
BACKGROUND Total arterial myocardial revascularization with composite grafts proved to enhance the long-term benefits of coronary surgery. We assessed the hypothesis that full arterial revascularization (FAR) may improve clinical outcome even in elderly and at short term. METHODS AND RESULTS A prospective randomized study was designed to compare FAR with conventional coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery [left interval thoracic artery (LITA) on left anterior descending (LAD) plus… CONTINUE READING