How to build a multi-arterial coronary artery bypass programme: a stepwise approach

Coronary Task Force of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

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Observational evidence shows that the use of multiple arterial grafts (MAG) is associated with longer postoperative survival and improved clinical outcomes. The current European Society of Cardiology/European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Guidelines on myocardial revascularization recommend the use of MAG in appropriate patients. However, a significant volume-to-outcome relationship exists for MAG, and lack of sufficient experience is associated with increased operative risk. A stepwise approach to building experience with MAG allows successful implementation of this technique into routine coronary surgery practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1111-1117
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2020


  • Bilateral internal thoracic artery
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Multi-arterial grafting
  • Radial artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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