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Doctor insights on: Saphenous Vein Graft Harvesting

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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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Why is the saphenous vein used for cabg?

Why is the saphenous vein used for cabg?

Its yours!: As surgeons, we always prefer to use the patient's own tissue rather than something foreign, as it is more resistent to infection. ...Read more

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Can the removal of great saphenous vein solve the varicose problem?

Can the removal of great saphenous vein solve the varicose problem?

Partially: Varicose vein disease is inherited and made worse with prolonged sitting, standing, hormones, heat, etc. The valves are affected in the saphenous veins in the leg. We treat each diseased vein as it occurs. If the great saphenous vein is ablated with endovenous heat, usually there are smaller tributaries in the calf or small saphenous veins that need treatment too as time passes and surface veins. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the removal of great saphenous vein solve the varicose problem?

No: If the only abnormal vein currently is the great saphenous vein, removal of that vein helps. However, varicose veins primarily occur because of weaknesses in the vein wall related to heredity, the effects of gravity over time and aging. Other factors also play a role. These factors potentially effect many veins in your legs, not just one. Over time, other veins may become varicose. ...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?

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's a refluxing saphenous vein?

What's a refluxing saphenous vein?

Reversal of flow: Blood flows in the veins from the arms and legs back to the heart. In order to do this, since veins are a low pressure system, many veins, especially the lower leg veins have one way valves. If these valves malfunction, then the blood can flow in reverse and this is called reflux. Reflux is the most common cause of varicose veins and can also cause spider veins. A venous sono can diagnose it. ...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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