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Is there a significant difference between getting arteries from your arm for heart bypass instead of veins from your leg?

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The patency rate (staying open longer) is greater long term for arteries.
The reason they are not used 100% of time is limited availability.

In brief: Yes

The patency rate (staying open longer) is greater long term for arteries.
The reason they are not used 100% of time is limited availability.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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