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I'm just wondering, if you had a bypass on your aorta, is that considered coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
No: Coronaries are the arteries directly to the heart. Aorta goes from heart to the abdomen and divides into iliacs which go toward the legs. Some coronary grafts start on ascending aorta with veins to distal coronaries.

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Last updated Apr 8, 2013

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