Protocol for the Arterial Revascularisation Trial (ART). A randomised trial to compare survival following bilateral versus single internal mammary grafting in coronary revascularisation [ISRCTN46552265]

David P Taggart, Belinda Lees, Alastair Gray, Douglas G Altman, Marcus Flather, Keith Channon, ART Investigators

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Abstract

Standard coronary artery bypass graft surgery uses a single internal mammary artery and supplemental vein or radial artery grafts. Several observational studies have suggested a survival benefit with two internal mammary artery grafts compared to a single internal mammary artery graft, but this has not been tested in a randomised trial. The Arterial Revascularisation Trial is a Medical Research Council and British Heart Foundation funded, multi-centre international trial comparing single internal mammary artery grafting versus bilateral internal mammary artery grafting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7
JournalTrials
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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