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Is CABG a very common procedure?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Very common still.
However, coronary stent technology has reduced the number, especially for single-vessel disease. Research is constantly being done, though both procedures and doctors have a role. Rules vary by location, but a cardiac surgeon and heart surgery team is generally on call in case of a complication of stenting occurs.

In brief: Yes

Very common still.
However, coronary stent technology has reduced the number, especially for single-vessel disease. Research is constantly being done, though both procedures and doctors have a role. Rules vary by location, but a cardiac surgeon and heart surgery team is generally on call in case of a complication of stenting occurs.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Surgery - Thoracic
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is the most common heart operation.
About 800,000 are performed annually worldwide.

In brief: Yes

It is the most common heart operation.
About 800,000 are performed annually worldwide.
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Done thousands of times daily in this country.

In brief: Yes

Done thousands of times daily in this country.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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