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what is "endartenetomy" in coronary artery bypass?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Endarterectomy : Endarterectomy refers to a procedure wherein a surgical plane of resection of the inner lining of a diffuse narrowed blood vessel is undertaken. This improves the blood flow. Because of the diffuse involvement however there is a greater risk of recurrent narrowings there.
Answered on Feb 21, 2020
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