Early Outcome of Bilateral versus Single Internal Mammary Artery Grafting in the Elderly

Annals of Thoracic Surgery

12 February Feb 2018 6 months ago
  • Zanobini M

Bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) grafting is increasingly used in the elderly without evidence of its risks or benefits compared to single internal mammary artery (SIMA) grafting.

Reference
Rubino AS, Gatti G, Reichart D, Tauriainen T, De Feo M, Onorati F, Pappalardo A, Chocron S, Gulbins H, Dalén M, Svenarud P, Faggian G, Franzese I, Santarpino G, Fischlein T, Maselli D, Nardella S, Gherli R, Ahmed A, Santini F, Salsano A, Nicolini F, Zanobini M, Saccocci M, Ruggieri VG, Bounader K, Mignosa C, D'Errigo P, Rosato S, Airaksinen J, Perrotti A, Biancari F. Early Outcome of Bilateral versus Single Internal Mammary Artery Grafting in the Elderly. Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Feb 1. pii: S0003-4975(18)30066-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.11.079. [Epub ahead of print]

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