Current Concepts in Surgical Myocardial Revascularization

2017-11-21T21:07:11Z (GMT) by Om P Yadava Massimo Lemma
In this interview, O. P. Yadava of the National Heart Institute in New Delhi, India, and Massimo Lemma of the Jilin Heart Hospital in Changchun, China, discuss surgical myocardial revascularization. Dr Lemma stresses the importance of total arterial myocardial revascularization, commenting that both internal mammary arteries have equivalent patency rates and that the next best conduit of choice is the radial artery. They discuss why vein grafts are still used, given the superior patency of arterial grafts.

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