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The Argument for Open Vein Harvest

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Domingos Souza of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden, argues that an open vein harvesting technique, including peri-adventitial fat, is the best option to optimize long-term graft patency.

This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for more information on SCTS educational programs. 


It should be very interesting to know about incidence of complications in the legs when we use that technique. I will be thanks if anyone can give information about this topic Thanks R Marenchino
Cardiac surgeons are following the fasion of trying to do operations through small incisions. I think we should always put in our mind that we do life saving operations that are desinged to serve the patient for 10 to 20 years. The size of the incison is important but without copromizing the quality and durability of the operation.
I totally agree with this recommendation.. Do all efforts to familiarize with that kind of harvesting of saphenous veins.. Very interesting presentation..
I have started using a mode of no touch technique ever since I have seen Dr. Souza's work in Linkoping, Sweden, 10+ years ago.. I am happy with the positioning of the graft. Easier to measure right length. New graft preserving solutions may contribute to the patency. There is no industry to support this approach, which still makes it low profile.

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