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How is coronary artery bypass surgery conducted?
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Step by step
Hello leenicole-- coronary artery bypass ad graft surgery is done in a strict step by step procedure involving first obtaining the bypass graft vessels -- which could be veins in the leg or arteries in the arms/chest -- then the sternum (chest bone) is split and forced open to access the heart in full view and the blocked vessel is bypassed -- etc.

In brief: Step by step
Hello leenicole-- coronary artery bypass ad graft surgery is done in a strict step by step procedure involving first obtaining the bypass graft vessels -- which could be veins in the leg or arteries in the arms/chest -- then the sternum (chest bone) is split and forced open to access the heart in full view and the blocked vessel is bypassed -- etc.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree
In brief: It is done
With or without cardio-pulmonary bypass.
The core principle is to bypass a blocked coronary artery using vein, mammary artery as conduit or substitute, like cephalic vein or gastro-epiploic artery in extreme circumstances.

In brief: It is done
With or without cardio-pulmonary bypass.
The core principle is to bypass a blocked coronary artery using vein, mammary artery as conduit or substitute, like cephalic vein or gastro-epiploic artery in extreme circumstances.
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
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