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Continuous Graft Perfusion: Optimizing the Quality of Saphenous Vein Grafts. Heart Surgery Forum. 2002;5(4);S355-S361. Lamm, P et al.
In this 80-patient study, conventional vein harvest was compared to EVH and endothelial integrity was found to be superior when using EVH.
Review of Efforts to Decrease Costly Leg Wound Complications in the Medicare Population Following Coronary Revascularization. Heart Surgery Forum 2003;6(4):258-263. Brandt, C et al.
In this retrospective study of 1,909 Medicare patients, a general trend is noted for EVH to have a lower treatment cost per patient than open technique.
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