A 24-year-old member asked:
what body cavity is used to perform coronary artery bypass surgery?
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Wound care 38 years experience
Center of chest: Coronary bypass operation is performed by cutting the breastbone down the middle and opening up the chest. When the parts of the split breast bone are moved to each side the heart is easily reached. Once the coronary vessels have bypasses in place the sternum is brought back to the middle and held with wire sutures that are permanent.
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Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
The Thorax: The thorax.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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