Scientific Data

Reduced Wound Complications and Infections

Several studies have shown that EVH decreases a patient’s risk of having wound complications.

Compared to traditional open harvest and bridging techniques, EVH decreased wound complications by 64 to 83%.1-7

Clinical Benefits Chart

Faster Return to Walking, Reduced Length of Hospital Stay

Some studies have shown that EVH helps patients get back to walking on their own faster. Plus, the length of time patients stay in a hospital after having coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is shortened2,6

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Decreased Wound Complications, Excellent Long-Term Outcomes8

There is always some risk involved in surgery. Studies have shown that EVH provides positive long-term outcomes.

Dacey Chart



  1. Davis Z, et al. Endoscopic vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting: technique and outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1998;116:228-235.
  2. Allen KB, et al. Endoscopic versus traditional 11 saphenous vein harvesting: a prospective, randomized trial. Ann of Thorac Surg. 1998;66:26-32.
  3. Kan CD, et al. Endoscopic saphenous vein 12 harvest decreases leg wound complications in coronary artery bypass grafting patients. J Cardiac Surg. 1999;1:157-162.
  4. Crouch JD, et al. Open versus endoscopic 13 saphenous vein harvesting: wound complications and vein quality. Ann Thorac Surg. 1999;68:1513-1516.
  5. Carpino PA, et al. Clinical benefits of 14 endoscopic vein harvesting in patients with risk factors for saphenectomy wound infections undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2000;119(1): 69-76.
  6. Patel AN, et al. Prospective analysis of 15 endoscopic vein harvesting. Amer J Surg. 2001;182(6):716-719.
  7. Bitondo JM, et al. Endoscopic versus open 16 saphenous vein harvest: a comparison of postoperative wound complications. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002;73(6):523-528.
  8. Dacey LJ, et al. Long-Term Outcomes of Endoscopic Vein Harvesting After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Circulation. 2011;123:147-153.