CABG in women: Multiple arterial grafts 'offer better survival'

Canadian researchers compare outcomes for multiple versus single grafts in multi-vessel coronary heart disease

Women with multi-vessel coronary heart disease, like men, have better long-term survival if they undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using more than one arterial graft, an observational study shows.

CABG using internal mammary artery graft

Canadian researchers used data on nearly 11,000 women in Ontario who underwent single (3000 women) or multiple arterial grafting (8000) for left main, double or triple vessel disease in a non-emergency setting between 2008 and 2019.

Data for 2446 women with multiple grafts was