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A 48-year-old member asked:

Is catheter angiography necessary before bypass surgery for someone with cad ?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Birdas
Thoracic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: It is like a roadmap to decide which vessels to bypass.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 39 years experience
Yes: Is not possible to have bypass surgery without first having cardiac catheterization. The surgeon requires a detailed picture of the coronary anatomy to know if the patient is suitable for bypass surgery and to know where to put the bypass grafts during the operation.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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