Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsHeart Diseases · 1 decade ago

Patient who used vein grafts on bypass surgery will not have long life expectancy??

The vessels used for the bypass are most commonly veins in the legs although arm veins are used on occasion as well. Surgeons are increasingly using arteries such as the artery that runs along the inside of the chest wall or an artery in the arm since these seem to last longer than vein grafts.

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  • 1 decade ago
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  • Not so true in all cases,this has to be thouroughly thought out on all circumstances relating on the patient's history and health at the time of the surgery performed.An artery for blood flow is just that,an artery for blood flow.So with that said,a patient that has had a leg and/or arm vein used in this intricate procedure is just likely to live as long as anyone who has had it with a vessel from the chest wall.

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    1 decade ago

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