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Pure arterial CABG using BIMA: the response
  1. Joanna Chikwe,
  2. Shinobu Itagaki
  1. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joanna Chikwe, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1190 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029, USA; Joanna.chikwe{at}

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The question posed by Al-Attar et al1 in response to our analysis of bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) use in the USA using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample2 cannot be answered by this or other national databases as, …

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