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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How long CABG last?

How long should a coranary bypass last with care. Idiot toots obviously has very low inteligence and probably dosnt even know what a bypass graft is,hope you never need one,P*****K.
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Well, that depends on many things, including the genetic makeup of the patient, the skill of the surgeon, the types of grafts used (arterial vs. venous) and a good helping of dumb luck. In general, the arterial grafts (generally the left internal mammary artery, abbreviated LIMA and the right abbreviated RIMA) will last a lifetime, however, saphenous vein grafts will often close after 5 years or so. However, even if a graft closes, often a new operation will not be necessary if the body has formed an alternate network of blood vessels (called collateral vessels) in the meantime.
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