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What is the difference between stent and bypass?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

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A stent is a small tube inserted in a blocked area of an artery to keep that segment open.
A bypass is a piece of vein sown into the vessel that bypasses the area of narrowing.

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A stent is a small tube inserted in a blocked area of an artery to keep that segment open.
A bypass is a piece of vein sown into the vessel that bypasses the area of narrowing.
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