Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Arteries are Narrowed Surgery

Arterial Bypass Surgery
Surgery is used to treat severe cases of atherosclerosis, where the arteries are severely narrowed. The narrowed part of the artery may be replaced with man-made vessel or by-passed, using graft. After the surgery, blood flows around the narrowed portion, which restores normal blood flow to the tissue that is supplied by the artery. Bypass may be performed with one of the patient's own blood vessels or with a man-made vessel.

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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