Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery In Situ Versus Y-Composite Graftings: Long-Term Outcomes.

CONCLUSIONS: The off-pump CABG using bilateral ITAs as in situ versus Y-composite grafts demonstrated no differences in terms of 10-year patency rates and long-term clinical outcomes between the groups. PMID: 31715153 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

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Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
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Source: The Permanente journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
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