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Radial artery beats saphenous vein grafting 10 years after CABG

Key clinical point: Ten years after coronary artery bypass grafting, outcomes are better with radial artery than saphenous vein grafts.

Major finding: The hazard ratio for death, MI, and revascularization was 27% lower (P < .001) with radial artery grafts.

Data source: A meta-analysis of randomized trials.

Disclosures: Dr. Gaudino, the principal investigator, reported no potential conflicts of interest relevant to this study.


Gaudino MFL et al. JAMA. 2020;324:179-87.