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CABG, endoscopic, perioperative care, saphenous vein harvesting



  1. O'Hanlon, John V. Jr. RN


The intent of this article is to describe the emergence and continuing evolvement and improvement in harvesting saphenous veins by the minimally invasive versus the traditional open technique. The comparison of endoscopic versus open techniques, patient population, systems limitations, clinical outcomes, and perioperative care of the patient will be discussed. The author's intent is to take a multidisciplinary approach.