Left internal thoracic artery (ITA) grafting to the left anterior descending artery has long become the gold standard. There is a trend for bilateral ITA grafting, commonly to left-sided arteries. The video shows ITA skeletonization, with low harvesting time, and minimal chest and graft thermal trauma.
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July 12, 2012
This video shows in detail skeletonization of the internal mammary artery using the Harmonic hook blade, with footage contrasting the pedicle technique and traditional skeletonization with the cautery tip as a dissector.
July 12, 2012
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August 7, 2011
By KiHong Kwon, Robert S. Firpo and Thomas Tzeng Video:
June 21, 2009
Arterial grafts remain the conduit of choice for most coronary surgeons. However, saphenous vein grafts are the most commonly used conduits. Endoscopic vein harvest (EVH) has become the procedure of choice in harvesting saphenous veins for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
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