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What's a coronary artery bypass graft for?

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Dr. Terrence Cohen
45 years experience in Cardiology
Relief of angina: This is a "detour" created to get blood past a blockage of an artery to supply the heart muscle. It is done to relieve angina, and in some specific circumstances, to prevent heart attacks and death.
Answered on Nov 9, 2013
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