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How long do the grafts used in a coronary artery bypass last?

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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Veins vs arteries

Vein grafts do not last as long as arterial grafts .
.. Usually less than 10 years for vein grafts ... Left internal mammary artery graft to left anterior descending coronary artery is best ...

In brief: Veins vs arteries

Vein grafts do not last as long as arterial grafts .
.. Usually less than 10 years for vein grafts ... Left internal mammary artery graft to left anterior descending coronary artery is best ...
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology

In brief: May last several yea

Saphenous vein grafts, if properly harvested and in excellent condition, may last 6-10 years; sometimes longer depending on patients genetics and lifestyle and general medical condition.
Arterial conduits, such as radial artery or internal mammary artery, typically last longer by a few years and is the preferred choice whenever possible.

In brief: May last several yea

Saphenous vein grafts, if properly harvested and in excellent condition, may last 6-10 years; sometimes longer depending on patients genetics and lifestyle and general medical condition.
Arterial conduits, such as radial artery or internal mammary artery, typically last longer by a few years and is the preferred choice whenever possible.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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