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What's a traditional coronary artery bypass?

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Dr. Marco Paliotta
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In brief: Tradional CABG

A traditional cabg, involves using the heart-lung machine to sustain circulation while the heart is stopped so it can be operated on.
Saphenous vein and an artery from the inside of the chest wall (lima) are used to bypass the blocked part of the coronary arteries. When the bypass grafts are completed, the heart will naturally start beating again.

In brief: Tradional CABG

A traditional cabg, involves using the heart-lung machine to sustain circulation while the heart is stopped so it can be operated on.
Saphenous vein and an artery from the inside of the chest wall (lima) are used to bypass the blocked part of the coronary arteries. When the bypass grafts are completed, the heart will naturally start beating again.
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