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Synergizing Antegrade Endoscopic with Bridging Vein Harvesting for Improvement of Great Saphenous Vein Graft Quality from the Lower Leg

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10.3791/59009-v

November 19th, 2019

November 19th, 2019

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1Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center Rostock, Rostock University Medical Center, University of Rostock, 2Institute of Pathology, Rostock University Medical Center, University of Rostock, 3Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Health Science, University of the Free State

Presented here is a protocol for antegrade endoscopic vein harvesting from the lower leg, which can safely be introduced in routine coronary artery bypass grafting. Vein grafts present excellent graft quality following this standardized protocol with positioning of the legs, minimally invasive access to the vein, and antegrade endoscopic vein harvesting.

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