Faster recovery . Smaller scars. Less pain. If your doctor is recommending Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery, it's time to learn about Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting (EVH). EVH offers a faster recovery, smaller scars, and less pain. Reduced risk. Recover faster. A less invasive technique called Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting (EVH) requires only a small incision and may be used as part of your coronary artery bypass graft procedure.* A standard of care in the United States, EVH can be used successfully with most patients and is being used more and more in heart surgery hospitals around the world. This procedure is highly recommended for patients at greater risk of developing leg wound complications, especially if they have one or more of the following conditions: Diabetes Obesity Peripheral vascular disease Current smoker or history of smoking Female gender Other factors such as anemia or skin disorders REFERENCES 1. Allen KB, et al. Endoscopic Vascular Harvest in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery: A Consensus Statement of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) 2005. Innovations: Technology & Techniques in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery. Winter 2005;1:51-60. 2. Ouzounian M et al. Impact of endoscopic versus open saphenous vein harvest techniques on outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Feb;89(2):403-8. 3. Ad N et al. Endoscopic versus direct vision for saphenous vein graft harvesting in coronary artery bypass surgery. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2011 Oct;52(5):739-48. 4. Dacey LJ et al. Long-term outcomes of endoscopic vein harvesting after coronary artery bypass grafting. Circulation. 2011 Jan 18;123(2):147-53. 5. Grant SW et al. What is the impact of endoscopic vein harvesting on clinical outcomes following coronary artery bypass graft surgery? Heart. 2012 Jan;98(1):60-4. 6. Williams JB et al. Association between endoscopic vs open vein-graft harvesting and mortality, wound complications, and cardiovascular events in patients undergoing CABG surgery. JAMA. 2012 Aug 1;308(5):475-84. *Each patient is different. Your doctor will recommend the procedure that is best for you.