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Vasoview 7xB Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting System

Provides early generation EVH users with the key benefits of an advanced technology in a familiar two handed format.

Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting with Vasoview Systems can improve patient outcomes with:

  • A less-invasive 2 cm (1 inch) incision
  • Significantly less risk of infection and wound complications [1]
  • More rapid recovery and far less postoperative pain [1]
  • Efficient harvest of either saphenous vein or radial artery
  • Improved patient satisfaction [1]

The Vasoview 7xB Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting platform provides EVH users with the key benefits of advanced technology in a familiar two handed format.

Vasoview 7xB is a seventh-generation device that offers flexibility and finesse without requiring significant changes to established methods for the harvest of the saphenous vein and radial artery.

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Maximized tool extension and rotation results in optimal maneuverability for harvest of the saphenous vein or radial artery.

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7 mm Extended Length Endoscope and Dissection Tip

The 7 mm Extended Length Endoscope with Dissection Tip is indicated for visualization of a surgical cavity and dissection in endoscopic procedures and other minimally invasive surgical procedures allowing access for vessel harvesting, and is primarily indicated for patients undergoing endoscopic vessel harvesting for arterial bypass.

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Extremity procedures include tissue dissection/vessel harvesting along the saphenous vein for use in coronary artery bypass grafting and peripheral artery bypass or radial artery for use in CABG.

In the past, one long incision was made from the ankle to the groin; this procedure is called an open procedure. It is highly invasive, often caused patients more pain than their chest incision, and resulted in a long scar.

An alternative, less invasive technique to the open procedure is called “bridging”. Bridging enables harvesters to gain access to the saphenous vein through three or four smaller incisions of about three inches each.

Surgeons during CABG procedure

About EVH

EVH is minimally invasive and uses special instruments to view and remove the blood vessel. EVH usually requires one small incision about 2 cm long.  The EVH procedure is performed at the beginning of heart surgery and can be used for the following vessels:

  • The greater saphenous vein, which runs the length of the leg
  • The radial artery, which runs from the wrist to the elbow in the arm
CABG procedure

Benefits of EVH

There is generally little patient discomfort from endoscopic vessel harvesting, especially when compared to open or bridging procedures. In clinical studies, some important benefits have been shown in EVH including:

  • Significantly less risk of infection and wound complications [1]
  • Less postoperative pain and swelling [1]
  • Faster recovery with minimal scarring [1]
  • Greater patient satisfaction [1]
EVH procedure

EVH as standard of care

EVH has been recommended as standard of care by many international medical societies:

  • ISMICS (International Society of Minimally Invasive cardiac Surgery) Endoscopic vein and radial artery harvest should be the standard of care for patients who require these conduits for coronary revascularization [1]
  • EACTS guidelines states: EVH should be considered to reduce the incidence of leg wound complications [2]

Improve your knowledge with our eLearning and training courses

At Getinge Educational Institute, we have dedicated material for topics related to Intensive Care, Cardiovascular Procedures, Operating Room and Sterile Processing. We can support you with information about current technologies and best practices to boost your performance and productivity.

For more information about our onsite events or remote trainings, you can also contact your local sales & service representative.

  1. 1. Ferdinand FD, MacDonald JK, Balkhy HH, et al. Endoscopic Conduit Harvesting in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery: An ISMICS Systematic Review and Consensus Conference Statements. Innovations. 2017; 12(5): 301-319.

  2. 2. Philippe Kolh, Stephane Windecker, Fernando Alfonso, et al. 2014 ESC/EACTS Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularization. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 2014; (46): 517-592.