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Endoscopic Vein-Graft Harvest Is Safe for CABG Surgery

Endoscopic Vein-Graft Harvest Is Safe for CABG Surgery Editorials represent the opinions EDITORIAL of the authors and JAMA and not those of the American Medical Association. Endoscopic Vein-Graft Harvest Is Safe for CABG Surgery ing. Patients who had endoscopic vein-graft harvest had fewer Lawrence J. Dacey, MD, MS wound infections, no significant difference in the rate of car- diac revascularization, and a 20% reduced risk of mortality ESPITE A DECREASE IN UTILIZATION RATE DURING at 4 years. A 2011 study of more than 1400 Veteran Admin- the last decade, more than 400 000 coronary ar- istration patients found no significant differences in 1-year tery bypass graft (CABG) surgery procedures were 2 mortality between patients who had endoscopic or open vein- Dperformed in 2009. It has been one of the most graft harvesting. extensively studied major surgical procedures, with par- Because of safety concerns regarding endoscopic vein- ticular attention paid to mortality, morbidity, and quality graft harvesting, the US Food and Drug Administration is- of life. The majority of CABG surgeries use both arterial and sued a request to analyze the Society of Thoracic Surgeons saphenous vein grafts. The choice and quality of the con- Adult Cardiac Surgery Database for endoscopic and open duit used for the bypass http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Endoscopic Vein-Graft Harvest Is Safe for CABG Surgery

JAMA , Volume 308 (5) – Aug 1, 2012

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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2012.9079
pmid
22851118
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Abstract

Editorials represent the opinions EDITORIAL of the authors and JAMA and not those of the American Medical Association. Endoscopic Vein-Graft Harvest Is Safe for CABG Surgery ing. Patients who had endoscopic vein-graft harvest had fewer Lawrence J. Dacey, MD, MS wound infections, no significant difference in the rate of car- diac revascularization, and a 20% reduced risk of mortality ESPITE A DECREASE IN UTILIZATION RATE DURING at 4 years. A 2011 study of more than 1400 Veteran Admin- the last decade, more than 400 000 coronary ar- istration patients found no significant differences in 1-year tery bypass graft (CABG) surgery procedures were 2 mortality between patients who had endoscopic or open vein- Dperformed in 2009. It has been one of the most graft harvesting. extensively studied major surgical procedures, with par- Because of safety concerns regarding endoscopic vein- ticular attention paid to mortality, morbidity, and quality graft harvesting, the US Food and Drug Administration is- of life. The majority of CABG surgeries use both arterial and sued a request to analyze the Society of Thoracic Surgeons saphenous vein grafts. The choice and quality of the con- Adult Cardiac Surgery Database for endoscopic and open duit used for the bypass

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 2012

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