1. Although operative site pain was higher at three months in patients following radial artery harvest compared to saphenous vein, at twelve months there was no statistically significant difference.
2. Following a radial artery harvest operation, patients recovered their grip strength and were able to perform at pre-surgery levels...
1. Remote ischemic preconditioning in CABG patients decreased myocardial injury in the first 72 hours after surgery.
2. All-cause mortality and rates of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular outcomes were significantly lower in patients that underwent remote ischemic preconditioning compared to those that did not.
Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)