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After a bypass operation, what happens to the bypassed artery?

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Dr. Bradley Thomas
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Nothing

Generally the operation is done for a completely blocked artery secondary to atherosclerosis.
The artery still stays in the patient and simply continues to "not function".

In brief: Nothing

Generally the operation is done for a completely blocked artery secondary to atherosclerosis.
The artery still stays in the patient and simply continues to "not function".
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