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Does 5th heart bypass surgery exist?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

You can have a quintuple (5x) coronary-artery bypass.
For example, you can use 5 bypass grafts utilizing one artery from each arm, one from each leg, and the left internal mammary artery.

In brief: Yes

You can have a quintuple (5x) coronary-artery bypass.
For example, you can use 5 bypass grafts utilizing one artery from each arm, one from each leg, and the left internal mammary artery.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

I am no sure what you are asking.
If you are asking if a 5 vessel bypass surgery is possible then the answer is yes. I would guess that the most common number is 3 or 4 but certainly 5 bypasses is not unexpected. There are 3 main arteries to the heart but several branches. Sometimes we must address several branches which can increase the number of bypasses.

In brief: Yes

I am no sure what you are asking.
If you are asking if a 5 vessel bypass surgery is possible then the answer is yes. I would guess that the most common number is 3 or 4 but certainly 5 bypasses is not unexpected. There are 3 main arteries to the heart but several branches. Sometimes we must address several branches which can increase the number of bypasses.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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