1 Recommendations

1 Recommendations

1.1 The case for adopting the MiraQ system in the NHS for assessing graft flow during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is supported by the evidence. The evidence suggests that intraoperative transit time flow measurement is effective in detecting imperfections that may be corrected by graft revision. This may reduce the incidence of graft occlusion and may reduce perioperative morbidity and mortality.

1.2 The MiraQ system is associated with an estimated cost saving of £141 per patient compared with clinical assessment, when it is used routinely for assessing coronary artery bypass grafts during surgery [2018 – see section 5.12].

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)