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cabg bypass graft. what to expect long-term?

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Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
Less pain...: CABG statistically should relieve chest pain or angina and prolong life expectancy for most indications. Graft patency of veins should be about 50% at 10 years and the internal thoracic graft 90% at 10 years. Obviously not a cure, and lifestyle modification and medical treatment are essential for long term benefits.
Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
Good results: CABG surgery has good long term results. You can expect to live longer, have less cardiac interventions, and relief from angina. The lima graft has >90% patency at 20 years. The radial artery graft about 70% at 10 years and vein grafts 50% at 10 years. About 10% of patients need a redo operation at 10 years.

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