Endoscopic vessel harvest (EVH) is evolving as the standard of care for coronary artery bypass grafting. However, the increase in upfront equipment-related costs has resulted in reluctance of uptake globally. We investigated the costs involving a non-sealed technique for EVH versus open vessel harvesting techniques (OVH) for both the greater saphenous vein and radial artery with a 6-month follow-up.
Reference: Cost Analysis of Endoscopic Conduit Harvesting Technique Using a Non-Sealed System for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Rosati F, Pervez MB, Palacios CM, Tomasi C, Mastroiacovo G, Pirola S, Bonomi A, Polvani G, Bisleri G. Innovations (Phila). 2022 Jul-Aug;17(4):310-316.