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Is using the internal mammary artery for bypass operations the best available option?
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes
Yes, they stay open longer than veins do.

In brief: Yes
Yes, they stay open longer than veins do.
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Yes
The lima (or rima) graft is generally the most long-lasting of the grafts.
There's even brand-new literature which argues for the benefit of double-ima grafting. Vein-only grafting hasn't been advocated for quite some time, barring unusual circumstances.

In brief: Yes
The lima (or rima) graft is generally the most long-lasting of the grafts.
There's even brand-new literature which argues for the benefit of double-ima grafting. Vein-only grafting hasn't been advocated for quite some time, barring unusual circumstances.
Dr. John Garner
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