Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, August 4th, 2006
Study 1: Endoscopic harvest of the radial artery is technically demanding, but excellent results can be achieved.
According to a study from Taiwan, "Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) provides better long-term patency than percutaneous intervention in patients with significant coronary artery disease. The radial artery is the second most common arterial conduit used for CABG in Western countries."
"However," wrote K.M. Chiu and colleagues at Far-Eastern Memorial Hospital in Taipei, "radial artery harvesting necessitates a large surgical wound and...
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