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Will an artificial graft for bypass last longer than a natural one?

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In brief: No

An artificial graft may last as long as a natural graft but i know of no synthetic grafts which actually last longer.

In brief: No

An artificial graft may last as long as a natural graft but i know of no synthetic grafts which actually last longer.
Dr. Barry Browne
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Dr. Patrick Wyffels
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In brief: No

The best tube for blood vessel bypass ( in arteries of a similar size ) is the patient's vein ( natural ).
It will stay open longer than any artifical graft. The further down the leg the graft, the bigger the difference between the two. Vein cannot always be used, however, because of size, length, quality ( varicose is bad) or already used for some other bypass.

In brief: No

The best tube for blood vessel bypass ( in arteries of a similar size ) is the patient's vein ( natural ).
It will stay open longer than any artifical graft. The further down the leg the graft, the bigger the difference between the two. Vein cannot always be used, however, because of size, length, quality ( varicose is bad) or already used for some other bypass.
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
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