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Vein Drama:  My experience with the wild and wonderful world of EVH

Posted by Liza Szelkowski, PA-C on Oct 27, 2017 10:25:39 AM

As the years go by, I feel like I’ve become better equipped to handle any situation I face at work.  I’m not saying I always know exactly what to do, but the experience I have obtained over the years has given me a large tool box to work from.  I can usually get out of any situation with a minimal amount stress.  Unfortunately, this same principle does not apply to vein harvesting. The bad veins always find me.  I have a running joke at work that I can create drama in any vein harvesting situation.  Don’t get me wrong; I always find a way to get the vein out, and rarely will it need any repairs.  But sometimes I think it takes years off of my life.  As I sat and thought about this I realized that difficult veins have given me a tool box for vein harvesting too.  Experienced harvesters will have heard these tips before, but for any new comers to EVH, I thought I’d share a few of the tools that have helped me along the way. 

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Topics: EVH endo vein harvesting Cardiac Surgery, EVH

Interview with CT Assist’s Danielle Bielecki, NP, RNFA on Endoscopic Vein Harvest (EVH) Training

Posted by Danielle Bielecki, NP, RNFA on Sep 29, 2017 8:29:00 AM

When did you learn how to harvest vein?

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Topics: EVH endo vein harvesting Cardiac Surgery

Vein Drama:  My experience with the wild and wonderful world of EVH

Posted by Liza Szelkowski, PA-C on Apr 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM
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Topics: EVH endo vein harvesting Cardiac Surgery, EVH