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Endoscopic radial artery harvesting procedure for coronary artery bypass grafting

Authors: José L. Navia, Gabriel Olivares, Paul Ehasz, A. Marc Gillinov, Lars G. Svensson, Nicolas Brozzi, Bruce Lytle

Abstract

Development and adoption of endoscopic minimally invasive saphenous vein harvesting prompted its application to the radial artery in an effort to minimize surgical trauma. Recently, we reported that endoscopic radial artery harvesting was associated with better wound appearance and it proved to be safe and effective, with less pain and fewer wound complications than the open surgical technique. Based on this positive experience, our institution adopted endoscopic radial artery harvesting, hence the aim of this manuscript is to describe the minimally invasive endoscopic radial artery harvesting for coronary artery bypass grafting.

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