Effect of bilateral internal mammary artery grafts on long-term survival: a meta-analysis approach.
BACKGROUND: Although the potential survival benefit of bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) grafting in comparison with single internal mammary artery (SIMA) grafting has been emphasized by many investigators, the use of BIMA is still low in clinical practice in the absence of randomized trials and long-term results. In the current study, we aimed to assess if there is a long-term survival benefit of BIMA up to 10 years after coronary bypass surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: We selected publi...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Publisher copy:
- Copyright date: