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What is the role of your saphenous vein for heart bypass surgery?

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In brief: Bypass conduit

Internal thoracic arteries and saphenous veins are used to bypass the obstructed native coronaries.
Depending on location and number if diseased vessels , more length of vein may be harvested, prepared , reversed due to intrinsic valves, and sewn to aorta as inflow, and to distal coronary to provide new flow to heart.

In brief: Bypass conduit

Internal thoracic arteries and saphenous veins are used to bypass the obstructed native coronaries.
Depending on location and number if diseased vessels , more length of vein may be harvested, prepared , reversed due to intrinsic valves, and sewn to aorta as inflow, and to distal coronary to provide new flow to heart.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Patrick Wyffels
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In brief: The bypass tube

The greater saphenous vein and occasionally the lesser saphenous vein ( superficial veins in the leg ) are the usual "tubes" used for coronary artery bypass and frequently for other artery bypass operations.

In brief: The bypass tube

The greater saphenous vein and occasionally the lesser saphenous vein ( superficial veins in the leg ) are the usual "tubes" used for coronary artery bypass and frequently for other artery bypass operations.
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