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Why are arteries closed after open heart surgery?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: They're not

Coronary arteries are bypassed with vein or other arteries to bring new blood beyond blockages.

In brief: They're not

Coronary arteries are bypassed with vein or other arteries to bring new blood beyond blockages.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott
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Dr. Stephen L Roth
Internal Medicine

In brief: Many reasons

There are many reasons why arteries are closed after coronary artery surgery.
Remember that surgery "bypasses" and does not remove blockages. Most importantly surgery does not chnage the medical problems which caused the blockages (such as cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle) and unless these are addressed the arteries will continue to close.

In brief: Many reasons

There are many reasons why arteries are closed after coronary artery surgery.
Remember that surgery "bypasses" and does not remove blockages. Most importantly surgery does not chnage the medical problems which caused the blockages (such as cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle) and unless these are addressed the arteries will continue to close.
Dr. Stephen L Roth
Dr. Stephen L Roth
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