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What is heart bypass surgery ?

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In brief: Bypass blockage

In simple terms, when you the arteries that take blood to the heart muscles are blocked, blood does not reach the further parts of the distribution area.
So bypass literally bypasses the blockage with another artery supplying blood to the part of the heart distal to the blockage.

In brief: Bypass blockage

In simple terms, when you the arteries that take blood to the heart muscles are blocked, blood does not reach the further parts of the distribution area.
So bypass literally bypasses the blockage with another artery supplying blood to the part of the heart distal to the blockage.
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
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In brief: Coronary

The terms may be used for bypass of obstructed coronary arteries or use of the heart lung bypass machine to do any cardiac operation.
Congenital, acquired, valvular or coronary.

In brief: Coronary

The terms may be used for bypass of obstructed coronary arteries or use of the heart lung bypass machine to do any cardiac operation.
Congenital, acquired, valvular or coronary.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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