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Is a vascular ultrasound always done before heart bypass surgery?
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Dr. Kevin Carson
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Vascular ultrasound
Vascular ultrasound is often a part of a complete vascular workup before bypass is needed.
It may not be necessary for emergency surgey.

In brief: Vascular ultrasound
Vascular ultrasound is often a part of a complete vascular workup before bypass is needed.
It may not be necessary for emergency surgey.
Dr. Kevin Carson
Dr. Kevin Carson
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Echocardiography
Echocardiograms are ultrasound type test looking at how efficient the heart is working and how the valves are doing and yes it is part of the evaluation that can lead to a recommendation for heart surgery.

In brief: Echocardiography
Echocardiograms are ultrasound type test looking at how efficient the heart is working and how the valves are doing and yes it is part of the evaluation that can lead to a recommendation for heart surgery.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
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Dr. Robert Vorhies
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Yes
Some kind of ultrasound imaging is almost always done before heart surgery.
Carotid artery screening or saphenous vein mapping would be most common.

In brief: Yes
Some kind of ultrasound imaging is almost always done before heart surgery.
Carotid artery screening or saphenous vein mapping would be most common.
Dr. Robert Vorhies
Dr. Robert Vorhies
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