Total arterial revascularisation tied to better survival

Largest study to date evaluates long-term outcomes in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease

Patients who undergo primary isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) with all revascularisation done using arterial grafts have superior long-term outcomes than those treated with at least one saphenous venous graft, a Canadian study finds.

This includes improved freedom from death, MI and major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events over nearly a decade of follow-up, say the University of Toronto-led researchers.

Drawing upon data from more than 49,000 patients with CABG, the team compared the