Radial Artery Endovascular Harvest
During a Radial Artery Endovascular Harvest, your surgeon removes the radial artery from your wrist and lower arm through a tiny incision. An endoscopic system with a tiny video camera is inserted into the small incision. The tiny video camera projects the image of the inside of the patient’s arm onto a TV monitor – helping the surgical team remove the artery with minimal trauma to the arm.
After the surgeon has separated the artery from surrounding tissue, the system is used to pull the artery out. The surgeon then uses the artery as a graft, sewn in place to bypass the blocked artery on your heart.