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Early Outcomes of Radial Artery Use in All-Arterial Grafting of the Coronary Arteries in Patients 65 Years and Older

By Nevzat Erdil, Vedat Nisanoglu, Tamer Eroglu, Iyad Fansa, Hasan Berat Cihan and Bektas Battaloglu


We retrospectively evaluated early clinical results of coronary revascularization using none but arterial grafts in patients aged 65 years and older. The cases of 449 consecutive patients who had undergone isolated myocardial revascularization were divided into 2 groups: the arterial conduit group (n=107) received a left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft and 1 or both radial arteries (RAs), while the mixed-conduit group (n=342) received a LIMA graft and 1 or more saphenous vein grafts (SVGs), with or without an RA

Topics: Clinical Investigation
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