Endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting and surgical site infections after coronary artery bypass surgery

Antonio Salsano, Giovanni Mariscalco, Francesco Santini


Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) was introduced by Goetz in 1960, becoming one of the most performed surgical operations worldwide (1). CABG for myocardial revascularization is recommended for patients with severe stable and unstable coronary artery diseases, and it has been demonstrated to be superior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) particularly in diabetic patients and complex coronary anatomy (2).