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Could heart bypass surgery require opening up of the chest?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Most CABG procedures still require opening the sternum (breastbone) to some degree.
While thorascopic surgery is done, it is not mainstream, and usually requires an access thoracotomy (small incision) for completion.

In brief: Yes

Most CABG procedures still require opening the sternum (breastbone) to some degree.
While thorascopic surgery is done, it is not mainstream, and usually requires an access thoracotomy (small incision) for completion.
Dr. Craig Carter
Dr. Craig Carter
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Dr. Georgina Sehapayak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes,it does

Heart bypss surgery does require that the surgeon open the chest,to be able to work on the arteries which feed the heart(and would be unaccesible otherwise)

In brief: Yes,it does

Heart bypss surgery does require that the surgeon open the chest,to be able to work on the arteries which feed the heart(and would be unaccesible otherwise)
Dr. Georgina Sehapayak
Dr. Georgina Sehapayak
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