We invite you to participate in a survey about the use of endoscopic vein harvesting (EVH) during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in the United Kingdom.  This survey is being distributed on behalf of Mr Dumbor Ngaage, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.  The survey will take approximately five minutes to complete.

The use of endoscopic vein harvesting (EVH) is growing nationally and internationally, but data from a UK survey in 2019 (Soni et al, 2019) suggests that only about a quarter of surgeons always use EVH, while 44% use it for <10% of cases. Although the survey suggests the majority of surgeons would use EVH preferentially for obese and diabetic patients, there were concerns about cost and graft patency, which hinder the adoption of EVH nationally.

We would like to know more about how EVH is used around the country, and your views about the current evidence base.

Survey Link for Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Survey link for Surgical Care Practitioner