Randomization of Single vs Multiple Arterial Grafts (ROMA)
The primary hypothesis of ROMA is that in patients undergoing primary isolated non-emergent coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), the use of two or more arterial grafts compared to a single arterial graft is associated with a reduction in the composite outcome of death from any cause, any stroke, post discharge myocardial infarction and/or repeat revascularization. The secondary hypothesis is that in patients undergoing primary isolated non-emergent CABG, the use of two or more arterial grafts compared to a single arterial graft is associated with improved survival.
This research study is led by Dr. Daniel Engelman.
Contact: Annette Scarnici, RN, CCRC, 413-794-9076
Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA
Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 70 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
- Primary isolated CABG patients with disease of the left main coronary artery and/or of the left anterior descending and the circumflex coronary system with or without disease of the right coronary artery.
- Age > 70 years
- Evolving myocardial infarction within 48 hours of surgery
- Previous cardiac surgery
- Inability to use the saphenous vein or to use both radial and right internal thoracic arteries
Interventional (Clinical Trial), Randomized