Tag: BIMA

Total Arterial Revascularisation: how I decide

John Puskas of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States discusses the evidence for using arterial grafts in coronary bypass surgery. He explores the reasons why overall usage of arterial grafts remains low.

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Total arterial revascularisation results

P Kolh (Leige, Belgium) considers the long-term results of arterial revascularisation, the SYNTAX trial and the 2010 European Revascularisation Guidelines.

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Bilateral IMA evidence

D Taggart (Oxford, UK) reviews the evidence for bilateral internal mammary artery use in coronary bypass surgery.

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Radial artery as the second conduit

D Taggart (Oxford, UK) reviews the evidence for using the radial artery as the first choice of second conduit in coronary bypass surgery.

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UK database revascularisation data

B Bridgewater (Manchester, UK) explains the analysis of the UK database data and demonstrates visualisation of the data via the Blue Book Online. A comparison of single versus bilateral mammary usage in coronary revascularisation is then made.

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Is bilateral IMA use the gold standard?

J Sabik (Cleveland, USA) considers the evidence for bilateral internal mammary artery usage in coronary bypass surgery. He uses data from the large Cleveland clinic registry to explore the importance of time, coronary vessel anastomosed, conduit used and patient factors

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BIMA evidence

D Taggart (Oxford, UK) argues in favour of using bilateral internal mammary arteries for surgical revascularisation.

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Off-pump CABG data to inform practicing surgeons

D Taggart (Oxford, UK) undertakes a detailed exploration of the evidence for and against off-pump CABG.

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Off-pump CABG future

D Glineur (Brussels, Belgium) discusses the off-pump CABG trials and argues for the use of bilateral internal mammary arteries as a composite Y-graft.

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SCTS database evidence for BIMA

B Bridgewater (Manchester, UK) presents figures from the SCTS database comparing single versus bilateral mammary artery use in CABG.

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