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can you have leg artery bypass surgery more than once?

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Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
Yes: Artery bypass refers to a tube ( natural such as vein or artificial such as ptfe ) with one end sewn to the artery upstream from the blockage and the other end downstream from the blockage. Since atherosclerosis is progressive as is diabetes, bypasses sewn further down the artery may be needed to relieve symptoms and to prevent major amputation.
Answered on Feb 2, 2019
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