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EVH stands for Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting. During a Coronary Bypass procedure, one or more healthy blood vessels will be taken (or “harvested”) from the patient’s leg, arm or chest to be used as “new” vessels for bypass grafts. There are three techniques for harvesting a vessel from the arm or leg for a CABG procedure: open, bridging and EVH. EVH uses special instruments to view and remove a blood vessel with less trauma to the vessel or to surrounding tissues than bridging or an “open” procedure.

  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.