Reduction of carbon dioxide embolism for endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting.


BACKGROUND The endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting (EVH) introduced in coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) is associated with less wound complication and postoperative pain. Carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation is used during EVH to facilitate the procedure. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the incidence of CO2 embolism during EVH with CO2… (More)