Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABS)
There are more than 500,000 coronary artery bypass surgeries performed
each year in the United States. This open heart surgery procedure is performed
on patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) that has caused a blockage
in the patient’s coronary artery. The CABS is performed to improve
blood flow to the patient’s heart when lifestyle changes, medications,
and angioplasty are not appropriate or effective options for a patient.
Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting (EVH)
Endoscopic vessel harvesting is performed on patients who have coronary
artery disease in conjunction with coronary artery bypass surgery. The
harvested veins are used to add new vessels to assist the blocked vessels
in circulating blood through the cardiovascular system. The vessels are
harvested from legs (the great saphenous vein) and the arms (radial artery).
EVH does not have a negative impact on the extremities blood vessel networks.
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