Key clinical point: Radial artery grafting for coronary bypass outperformed saphenous vein conduits for all-cause survival during median follow-up of 10 years.
Major finding: All-cause mortality was 27% lower in patients who got a radial artery graft than it was in those who received saphenous vein grafts.
Study details: An individual patient–level combined analysis of 1,036 patients enrolled in any of five randomized trials that compared radial arteries and saphenous veins as CABG conduits.
Disclosures: The study received no commercial funding. Dr. Gaudino had no disclosures.
Gaudino MFL et al. ACC 20, Abstract 410-11.