CABG Survival in Multivessel Disease Patients: Comparison of Arterial Bypass Grafts vs Saphenous Venous Grafts
Writer and Curator: Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP
Curator: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN
This article examines 10-year to 15-year survivals from arterial bypass grafts using arterial vs saphenous venous grafts.
Locker C, Schaff HV, Dearani JA, Joyce LD, Park SJ, et al.
Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) , is performed to relieve angina and reduce the risk of death from coronary artery disease. Arteries or veins from elsewhere in the patient’s body are grafted to the coronary arteries to bypass atherosclerotic narrowings and improve the blood supply to the coronary circulation supplying the myocardium. This surgery is usually performed with the heart stopped, necessitating…