Article Abstract

How I choose conduits and configure grafts for my patients— rationales and practices

Authors: Allen Cheng, Mark S. Slaughter


Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) continues to be an effective therapy for many patients with lasting long-term durability and consistent outcomes, despite the development of percutaneous revascularization. The long-term outcome for surgical revascularization depends on multiple variables, including the choice of conduits. However, the choice of coronary conduits has been studied and debated for decades now. In this review article, we examined the current evidences and described our choice on coronary conduits and grafting strategies at our medical center.