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How can bypass surgery help after someone has already had a heart attack?
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Prevention
Prevents another heart attack, by bypassing the blockage in the coronary arteries .
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In brief: Prevention
Prevents another heart attack, by bypassing the blockage in the coronary arteries .
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes
If there are multiple blockages or blockages near the origin of the main coronary arteries, then bypass surgery can redirect blood flow around the blockages so the remaining heart muscle stays healthy, even after a past heart attack.
The goal is to prevent future heart attacks.

In brief: Yes
If there are multiple blockages or blockages near the origin of the main coronary arteries, then bypass surgery can redirect blood flow around the blockages so the remaining heart muscle stays healthy, even after a past heart attack.
The goal is to prevent future heart attacks.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
In brief: CABG after MI
Bypass is often done after heart attack.
Many times there is still "viable tissue" that is susceptible to further insult(and worse outcome) that may be saved by revascularization. Also, the heart attack may involve one artery in the heart yet the other arteries have disease that must be bypassed or there may be another heart attack with a much worse outcome.

In brief: CABG after MI
Bypass is often done after heart attack.
Many times there is still "viable tissue" that is susceptible to further insult(and worse outcome) that may be saved by revascularization. Also, the heart attack may involve one artery in the heart yet the other arteries have disease that must be bypassed or there may be another heart attack with a much worse outcome.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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