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What is the maxium number of arteries that can be bypassed by surgery

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 39 years experience
CABG: According to the american heart association, 427, 000 in 2004...
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Thoracic Surgery 22 years experience
Decreasing : The annual CABG surgery rate decreased steadily from 1742 CABG surgeries per million adults per year in 2001-2002 to 1081cabg surgeries per million ad... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
PAD/atherosclerosis: Yes! nicotine cessation, diet and exercise are the patient factors that help stabilize pad. Medications: anti-hypertensives, cholesterol meds, diabeti... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: The occluded or damaged artery is bypassed, not removed. That is, the bypass conduit is sewed into the artery above the occlusion and below the occlu... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not usually: The detour- bypass principle leaves the obstructed coronary in place while using internal thoracic artery from chest wall, and veins to be the conduit... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
The process: ... Of clogging of the arteries and building up of plaque in the vessels which has been going on for many years does not necessarily ever stop just be... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Cardiology 33 years experience
Bypass: There could be medical reason like severe kidney disease , lung disease or due to technical reasons like the vessels are too small.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
NO: When you need an aortobifemoral graft you need an aortobifemoral graft, period. When that is what you need, nothing else will give the long term paten... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ok: Ask the questions you want answers to and possibly a vascular surgeon or even us Family docs may be able to help. Thank you.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
Yes: Artery bypass refers to a tube ( natural such as vein or artificial such as ptfe ) with one end sewn to the artery upstream from the blockage and the ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Can't tell: depends on his general condition otherwise, where is he traveling to, duration of travel, is it for work or leisure, health facilities where he is tra... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Very effective when done for selected disease state . Aortofemoral femoropopliteal femorodistal etc!

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