Article Abstract

Untangling the bilateral versus single internal mammary coronary artery bypass grafting debate

Authors: Emile Voisine, Pierre Voisine

Abstract

Numerous retrospective studies have previously shown that patients receiving bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) when undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have a better long-term survival than patients receiving single internal mammary artery (SIMA) (1-3). However, much less data is available with respect to the need for repeat revascularization in these groups.