Terumo Cardiovascular Systems
What do you need to deliver the optimal conduit?
- Control hemostasis
- Limit thermal spread
- Atraumatic dissecting and harvesting
- Reduce risk of CO2 embolism and intraluminal thrombus
- Comprehensive training
- Experienced clinical support team
The VirtuoSaph® Plus Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting System delivers all of that with a new standard of care. It integrates key design functions with Terumo’s EVH knowledge and experience. All contribute to successful endoscopic vessel harvesting of the saphenous vein for coronary and peripheral artery bypass grafting. Details are in the brochure.
Endoscopic vein harvesting is the standard of care in coronary artery bypass grafting but clinical studies describing the issues involved and comparing harvesting systems have been lacking until recently.
Read supporting research in these abstracts:
- Rojas-Pena et al. Quantification of Thermal Spread and Burst Pressure After Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting (EVH): A Comparison of Two Commercially Available Devices. J. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011; 142: 203-208. Click here for a complimentary reprint.
- Brown et al. Strategies to reduce intraluminal clot formation in endoscopically harvested saphenous veins. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007;134:1259-1265.
- Burris et al. Incidence of residual clot strands in saphenous vein grafts after endoscopic harvest. Innovations: Technology & Techniques in Cardiothorac & Vasc Surg 2006;1(6):323-327.
- Burris et al. Catheter-based infrared light scanner as a tool to assess conduit quality in coronary artery bypass surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007;133:419-427.
- Chiu et al. Reduction of carbon dioxide embolism for endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting. Ann Thorac Surg 2006;81:1697-1699.
- Lin et al. Carbon dioxide embolism during endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting in coronary artery bypass surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2003;126:2011-2015.
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