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The ten-year outcomes of the Arterial Revascularisation Trial (ART), conducted by the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Ten year outcomes of cardiac surgery trial published

ART is one of the largest randomised trials of two surgical procedures ever undertaken in cardiac surgery, comparing single versus bilateral internal thoracic artery grafts in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). According to the study, published in the 31 January issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, there is no difference in the rate of death from any cause at 10 years for patients undergoing CABG with bilateral or single internal-thoracic-artery grafting.

Read more (Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences website)