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The VASOVIEW HEMOPRO Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting System is designed to deliver high performance in endoscopic vessel harvesting (EVH) for both the saphenous vein and radial artery. With simultaneous cut-and-seal capability, it lets you make a seamless transition to the future of EVH.

  • Achieve optimal hemostatic quality with a unique thermostatic tip that provides cut-and-seal capability in one smooth motion.
  • Fingertip Control - Feel the difference in sensitivity and responsiveness with fingertip adjustments that put control in your hands; no foot pedal is required.
  • Clear Visualization - Enjoy clear visualization with less bleeding in the tunnel. In addition, distal and proximal insufflation provide clear visualization from start to finish.
  • Minimal Surrounding Effect - Harvest vessels with minimal effect on surrounding tissues; VASOVIEW HEMOPRO Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting System is especially suited for harvesting the radial artery.
  • Effortless Dissection - Create a working tunnel quickly, easily, and smoothly with the conical dissection tip.

Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting with VASOVIEW can improve patient outcomes with:

  • A less-invasive 2 cm (1 inch) incision
  • Significantly less risk of infection and wound complications1
  • More rapid recovery and far less postoperative pain1
  • Minimal scarring for improved cosmesis1
  • Efficient harvest of either saphenous vein or radial artery1

[1] Allen K, Cheng D, Cohn W, et al.  Endoscopic Vascular Harvest in coronary artery bypass graft surgery: A consensus statement of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery 2005.  Innovations. 2005; 1:51-60.

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 use as “new” vessels for bypass grafts.

There are three techniques for harvesting a vessel for a CABG procedure:  open, bridging and EVH. EVH uses special instruments to view and remove a blood vessel with much less trauma to the vessel itself or to surrounding tissues than bridging or an “open” procedure.

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.

EVH is minimally invasive and uses special instruments to view and remove the blood vessel. EVH usually only requires one small incision about one inch long.  The EVH procedure is performed immediately before 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

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
  • Less postoperative pain and swelling
  • Faster recovery with minimal scarring
  • Greater patient satisfaction


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