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What happens in heart bypass surgery?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: See below
A vein can be taken from the leg, sewn to the aorta and the other end is sewn to the coronary artery beyond a blockage.
Thus blood flows from the aorta, through that vein, and then into the coronary artery bypassing the blockage. Alternatively, the internal mammary artery can be connected to the coronary artery.

In brief: See below
A vein can be taken from the leg, sewn to the aorta and the other end is sewn to the coronary artery beyond a blockage.
Thus blood flows from the aorta, through that vein, and then into the coronary artery bypassing the blockage. Alternatively, the internal mammary artery can be connected to the coronary artery.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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In brief: Sternum commonly
In most the skin, soft tissue, sternum, pericardium are divided!.
This shows the heart so the coronary arteries can be seen and bypassed. Valves may also be repaired or replaced.

In brief: Sternum commonly
In most the skin, soft tissue, sternum, pericardium are divided!.
This shows the heart so the coronary arteries can be seen and bypassed. Valves may also be repaired or replaced.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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