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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me how open heart surgery and bye pass surgery differ?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Overlap: Coronary artery bypass operations are heart operations done for atherosclerosis with obstruction to blood flow and symptoms of angina or heart attack. Heart surgery includes coronary, congenital, valves, tumors, etc. Truly open heart surgery is inside the heart, and coronary is on the surface, but the terminology has become commonplace.
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