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Can you describe coronary artery bypass surgery?
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Yes
1.Sternotomy, 2.Conduit harvest, 3.
Full heparinization and institution of cardiopulmonary bypass, 4. With or without induction of cardioplegic arrest, 5. Microsurgical arteriotomies and anastomoses of the end of the conduits to the side of the coronaries distal to the obstruction and to the aorta, 6.Restoration of systolic function, wean off cpb reverse hep., hemostasis, chest tubes, pacing leads, close.

In brief: Yes
1.Sternotomy, 2.Conduit harvest, 3.
Full heparinization and institution of cardiopulmonary bypass, 4. With or without induction of cardioplegic arrest, 5. Microsurgical arteriotomies and anastomoses of the end of the conduits to the side of the coronaries distal to the obstruction and to the aorta, 6.Restoration of systolic function, wean off cpb reverse hep., hemostasis, chest tubes, pacing leads, close.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
In brief: Yes
The coronaries are to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the muscle of the heart.
When there are blockages in the native arteries a surgeon can open the sternum and take veins from the legs to bypass the blockages by rerouting blood from the aorta past the blockage. This is done under anesthesia in a hospital operating room.

In brief: Yes
The coronaries are to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the muscle of the heart.
When there are blockages in the native arteries a surgeon can open the sternum and take veins from the legs to bypass the blockages by rerouting blood from the aorta past the blockage. This is done under anesthesia in a hospital operating room.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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