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How Long Do The Grafts Used In A Coronary Artery Bypass Last
Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more
Carefully: The distal end of the internal mammary artery is anastomosed to the coronary artery distal to the atheromatous plaque using 8-0 polypropilene and high power magnification. Radial artery or grater saphenous vein grafts are anastomosed to the ascending aorta and tho the coronary distal to the plaque. Obviously the thorax has to be entered and cardiopulmonary bypass may or not be used, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat blocksges: The heart has 3 main arteries that supply its needed blood flow. When blockages in these arteries form then chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart attacks can occur. Coronary artery bypass is 1 method of treatment. Veins and arteries are used to go around the blockages. These are sewn in before and after the blockages in essence "bypassing" the blockages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Second opinion?: Some lesions are not ameniable to angioplasty or stents. Some combinations of lesions are best treated surgically. Without details all that can be said is that the doctor that performed the angiography likely felt other treatments would be unwise. If you have concerns, why not ask for a second opinion? ...Read more
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