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What's a coronary artery bypass?

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Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Surgical operation: This operation uses arteries and veins as bypass grafts to bring blood into the coronary arteries beyond blockages and keep the heart muscle well supplied with blood.
Answered on May 30, 2019
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