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what is the maxium number of arteries that can be bypassed with surgery

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Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
CABG: According to the american heart association, 427, 000 in 2004...

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience Cardiology
Bypass: There could be medical reason like severe kidney disease , lung disease or due to technical reasons like the vessels are too small.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
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 34-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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Very effective when done for selected disease state . Aortofemoral femoropopliteal femorodistal etc!
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Multiple: Multiple but manageable. The surgical risks are bleeding, infection, heart attack, stroke, and death. All are relatively low. The post surgical iss ... Read More
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