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Veins Heart Bypass
Bypass conduit: Internal thoracic arteries and saphenous veins are used to bypass the obstructed native coronaries. Depending on location and number if diseased vessels , more length of vein may be harvested, prepared , reversed due to intrinsic valves, and sewn to aorta as inflow, and to distal coronary to provide new flow to heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had the vein removed from my thigh 8 yrs ago when I had a heart bypass. Am getting a lot of pain at one end of scar. Any reason for this?
Possible neuroma: Small nerves travel i close proximity to the vein and when injured (which is not always preventable) they may cause the surrounding are to be numb or may produce a neuroma which is a benign pressure sensitive tumor that may cause pain or electrical shocks. If these do not respond to desensitization they may need to be destroyed or excised or transferred to muscle/bone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a significant difference between getting arteries from your arm for heart bypass instead of veins from your leg?
Maybe better: There is debate in cardiovascular surgery whether radial arteries have better long term results than saphenous vein grafts. Assuming the surgeon is experienced in handling the radial artery, the results are at least as good as vein grafts and maybe better over the long run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GSV: Usually the great or small saphenous vein in the thigh or calf, respectively. Many places are using arteries from the chest muscle also. ...Read more
Is there ensurance of no heart attack after bypass surgery of heart for 80% blockage on all vessels?
See below: The Left anterior descending with its branches, diagonals and septal perforators, the left circumflex with its branches, obtuse marginals, and the right coronary artery with its branches, especially the posterior descending and posterolateral branches. ...Read more
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