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Routine use of bilateral internal thoracic artery grafts for left-sided myocardial revascularization in insulin-dependent diabetic patients: early and long-term outcomes.

Authors
  • Gatti, Giuseppe1
  • Soso, Petar2
  • Dell'Angela, Luca3
  • Maschietto, Luca2
  • Dreas, Lorella2
  • Benussi, Bernardo2
  • Luzzati, Roberto4
  • Sinagra, Gianfranco3
  • Pappalardo, Aniello2
  • 1 Division of Cardiac Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti, Trieste, Italy [email protected] , (Italy)
  • 2 Division of Cardiac Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti, Trieste, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 3 Division of Cardiology, Ospedali Riuniti, Trieste, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 4 Division of Infective Diseases, Ospedali Riuniti, Trieste, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2015
Volume
48
Issue
1
Pages
115–120
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezu360
PMID: 25239446
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Left-sided BITA grafting may be performed routinely even in insulin-dependent diabetic patients. The increased rates of postoperative complications do not prevent low early mortality and good long-term outcomes.

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