Surgical assistants affect SHO training in cardiac surgery

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Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains one of the most commonly performed operations in the UK with over 30,000 cases performed last year alone.1 A crucial part of this operation relies on the ability of a skilled assistant to dissect free an intact long saphenous vein (LSV), with all its side branches securely tied, for use as a conduit. The cardiac surgery senior house officer (SHO) has traditionally performed this role.

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