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Doctor insights on: Saphenous Vein Graft Harvesting

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Is coronary artery bypass surgery compatible with varicose veins?

Is coronary artery bypass surgery compatible with varicose veins?

Yes and No: Coronary artery bypass requires some form of conduit for bypass. Superficial veins from the lower limbs have been used for bypass. Smaller arteries from the underside of the chest wall have been used in favor of veins for the left side of the heart. Early enlarged varicose veins can still be used for bypass; however more advanced wall bulges and wall aneurysms Prohibit use of the varicosed veins. ...Read more

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How is coronary artery bypass graft proceudre performed?

How is coronary artery bypass graft proceudre performed?

Carefully: Bypass surgery involves connecting a new tube ( artery or vein) to a coronary artery past a blockage. It is done on a stopped heart using the heart lung machine or on a beating heart by stabilizing the heart with certain devices. ...Read more

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How is the saphenous vein commonly used for CABG graft?

How is the saphenous vein commonly used for CABG graft?

Not sure: what you're asking. it's used quite commonly. it is harvested using an endoscopic or open technique. usually, one end is connected to the aorta, the other end is connected to the coronary artery past the blockage. ...Read more

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How is coronary artery bypass graft performed?

How is coronary artery bypass graft performed?

Carefully: The distal end of the internal mammary artery is anastomosed to the coronary artery distal to the atheromatous plaque using 8-0 polypropilene and high power magnification. Radial artery or grater saphenous vein grafts are anastomosed to the ascending aorta and tho the coronary distal to the plaque. Obviously the thorax has to be entered and cardiopulmonary bypass may or not be used, . ...Read more

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Are the tributaries of the greater saphenous vein stripped while the greater saphenous vein is stripped?

Are the tributaries of the greater saphenous vein stripped while the greater saphenous vein is stripped?

Vein Surgery.: Vein ligation and stripping is a procedure rarely done any more because of the newer closure procedures. When the greater saphenous vein is stripped usually the tributary varicose veins are also removed through small incisions rather than actually stripping them. ...Read more

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Are there any tributaries that connect the Greater saphenous vein to the Smaller saphenous vein posteriorly?

Are there any tributaries that connect the Greater saphenous vein to the Smaller saphenous vein posteriorly?

Femoral circulation: the smaller sap genius vein has small tributaries called perforating veins that connect it to the distal femoral vein circulation in the posterior calf area of the leg ...Read more

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What is the recovery like after great saphenous vein radiofrequency ablation?

Vein RX Recovery: After saphenous vein radiofrequency ablation, the recovery is minimal. There is very little discomfort afterwards (my patients usually report a pain level of 1 on a scale of 1-10). The discomfort is usually controlled with ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) alone & does not limit normal activities. Most patients go back to work immediately with no restriction. You may want to avoid vigorous exercise for 1-2 wks ...Read more

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Where is the great saphenous vein?

Where is the great saphenous vein?

Great saphenous: It is a superficial vein that runs longitudinally along the entire course of the leg from the medial groin to the medial ankle. It is positioned between the skin & the muscle (located in the fat layer) & is not visible from the surface. A defect in this vein (i.e. valve reflux) leads to the majority of cases of varicose veins. It is also removed for use in bypass grafts of the heart & legs. ...Read more

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Great saphenous vs. profunda femoral vein blood flow, what is this?

Different vessels: The vein system in your legs is divided into two systems: deep and superficial. The deep vein system travels within the muscle compartment of your leg. The profunda femoral vein is a deep vein. The superficial vein system flows closer to the skin surface-above the muscles. The great saphenous vein is superficial. The superficial system flows into the deep system, which flows up into the body. ...Read more

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Is varicose vein surgery painful?

Is varicose vein surgery painful?

It depends: Although every procedure has some discomfort associated with it. How much you feel depends on what you are having done. If you have surgery or an endovenous thermal procedure, you will get an anesthetic during the procedure so that you won't feel anything. The amount of pain you will have afterwards will be worse with surgery but your doctor can prescribe medicine for you to keep you comfortable. ...Read more

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Define native artery graft?

Define native artery graft?

Artery from your bod: Ex your radial artery is sometimes used for heart bypass thata rtery is taken from your arm and used in the chest as a heart artery, so you use one of your native artyeries as a conduit for something else that need the blood supply. ...Read more

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Is vein stripping surgery dangerous?

Is  vein stripping surgery dangerous?

Vein Stripping: Vein stripping is a surgery that requires general anesthesia. Several incisions are made along the length of the vein to remove pieces of it, not allowing blood to flow through it. There is more risk with this compared to newer, less invasive procedures. These risk are use of general anesthesia, more sites that can potentially bleed or get infected, nerve damage compared to laser or radiofrequency ...Read more

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Where is the iliac vein?

Iliac Vein: The iliac vein is the vein between the inferior vena cava and the femoral vein. It extends from the belly button to just above the groin and there is one on the right and left. ...Read more

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In what way is the recovery after great saphenous vein radiofrequency ablation?

In what way is the recovery after great saphenous vein radiofrequency ablation?

Vein Recovery: After saphenous vein radiofrequency ablation, the recovery is minimal. There is very little discomfort afterwards (my patients usually report a pain level of 1 on a scale of 1-10). The discomfort is usually controlled with ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) alone & does not limit normal activities. Most patients go back to work immediately with no restriction. You may want to avoid vigorous exercise for 1-2 wks ...Read more

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What is the cost of coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

What is the cost of coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

Depends on country: The specific cost of operations vary with the country, city, hospital, surgeons. Actual cost is multifactorial. Ask your hospital. ...Read more

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Av fistula, av graft, subclavian or femoral catheter, av shunt permanent or temporary, which is better?

Av fistula, av graft, subclavian or femoral catheter, av shunt permanent or temporary, which is better?

AV fistula: Countless studies and decades of research have shown a clear advantage for patients who undergo hemodialysis through an av fistula. The second best is an av graft and all catheter-based modalities for hemodialysis are a distant third. ...Read more

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Could competitive flow reduce internal thoracic artery graft patency?

Could competitive flow reduce internal thoracic artery graft patency?

Absolutely: It can happen. If the vessel that is bypassed has significant flow, the mammary artery can fail. ...Read more

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After doppler scan result varicose veins both lower limbs greater saphenous system due to incompetence of perforators of bilateral knee no thrombosis

After doppler scan result  varicose veins both lower limbs greater saphenous system due to incompetence of perforators of bilateral knee no thrombosis

Venous insufficiency: There is not enough information for me to comment. You need to know the size of the vein and the symptoms as well as the duration of reflux to help guide medical versus surgical therapy. ...Read more

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