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What does heart bypass surgery do in the heart?
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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Improves blood flow
Bypass surgery is done for blockages in the heart arteries.
Essentially we add more blood vessels to the heart to deliver blood to the areas blocked off. We go around the blockages (bypass). We're plumbers :). We put new pipe in by hooking up before and after the blockages. Unfortunately i can't go to home depot and buy pipe so we get it from veins in legs and arteries from breast bone and arms.

In brief: Improves blood flow
Bypass surgery is done for blockages in the heart arteries.
Essentially we add more blood vessels to the heart to deliver blood to the areas blocked off. We go around the blockages (bypass). We're plumbers :). We put new pipe in by hooking up before and after the blockages. Unfortunately i can't go to home depot and buy pipe so we get it from veins in legs and arteries from breast bone and arms.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: New Blood Vessels
Healthy blood vessels are taken from other locations, such as the chest wall, left arm, or leg, and used to provide a new source of circulation to a heart with coronary arteries that are blocked with cholesterol.

In brief: New Blood Vessels
Healthy blood vessels are taken from other locations, such as the chest wall, left arm, or leg, and used to provide a new source of circulation to a heart with coronary arteries that are blocked with cholesterol.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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