The radial artery: Which place in coronary operation?

Alessandro Parolari, Patrizia Rubini, Francesco Alamanni, Aldo Cannata, Wang Xin, Tiziano Gherli, Gianluca Polvani, Thomas Toscano, Marco Zanobini, Paolo Biglioli

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Previous long-term studies have shown unsatisfactory patency of saphenous vein grafts, compared with internal mammary artery grafts. Recently, the use of the radial artery as a coronary artery bypass graft has enjoyed a revival, on the basis of the belief that it will help improving long-term results of coronary operations. The recent report of encouraging 5- year patency rates, supports its continued use as a bypass graft. In this paper, we review the current knowledge about the radial artery as a bypass graft, with special emphasis on the clinical results. (C) 2000 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1288-1294
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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