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Do people need veins for heart bypass?
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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Sometimes.
The best vessels for bypass surgery are the internal mammary arteries (there are two).
In patients that require more than two bypass, leg veins (saphenous) are often used but generally don't last as long as mammary arteries.

In brief: Sometimes.
The best vessels for bypass surgery are the internal mammary arteries (there are two).
In patients that require more than two bypass, leg veins (saphenous) are often used but generally don't last as long as mammary arteries.
Dr. Martin Bress
Dr. Martin Bress
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In brief: Many available
They don't use diseased sahenous veins.
Don't worry if you have to have vein treatment, there are many veins available for heart surgery.

In brief: Many available
They don't use diseased sahenous veins.
Don't worry if you have to have vein treatment, there are many veins available for heart surgery.
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