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The Role of Arterial Grafting During Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Dr. Robert F. Tranbaugh, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, discusses the role of arterial grafting, and specifically the radial artery in coronary artery bypass surgery, as well as the outstanding results achieved at Beth Israel.

Target Audience  

Cardiologists and other physicians who wish to learn more about the benefits of arterial vs vein grafting in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, and specifically, use of the radial artery for CABG.


  • To understand the role of radial artery grafting during coronary artery bypass grafting.
  • To appreciate the survival benefit of radial artery grafting versus saphenous vein grafting.
  • To understand the unstudied but potential benefit of CABG using arterial grafting versus stents in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease.

  • Accreditation Statement  

    Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Beth Israel Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of  0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure  

    It is the policy of Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.   Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals have established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.

    The following have reported that they do not have any financial relationships to disclose:

    Robert F. Tranbaugh, MD

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    Robert F. Tranbaugh, MD

    Robert F. Tranbaugh, MD Dr. Robert F. Tranbaugh is the Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, and has vast expertise in myocardial revascularization and valve repair and replacement. He employs arterial grafting in most patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery, including multiple arterial grafts in ...
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