Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis

ISSN: 2329-9517

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Lars Oddershede


  • Review Article
    Endoscopic Vein Harvesting for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting is Safe and Reduces Postoperative Resource Consumption
    Author(s): Lars Oddershede and Jan Jesper AndreasenLars Oddershede and Jan Jesper Andreasen

    Background: The greater saphenous vein is still frequently used as a conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Previously, veins were harvested through a single continuous skin incision, commonly referred to as open vein harvesting (OVH), while endoscopic vein harvesting (EVH) techniques have become increasingly popular. However, the postoperative consumption of healthcare resources remains uncertain. Therefore, the present study performed a systematic review, with meta-analysis, of outcomes relating to consumption of healthcare resources and clinical effectiveness following EVH and OVH for CABG. Methods: A systematic search was performed in five databases. OVH was defined as the use of open harvesting techniques using a single continuous incision, and all studies comparing EVH to OVH for CABG were eligible. Resul.. Read More»

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