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Will I be able to get heart bypass surgery after vein treatment?

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Will I be able to get heart bypass surgery after vein treatment? One certainly can get heart bypass surgery after vein treatment. For one thing, the saphenous vein in the leg, which is commonly treated, is no longer useful for heart bypass surgery once it is diseased enough to treat in the first place. Second, the heart surgeons often prefer to use an artery in the arm called the radial artery for the heart bypass. There is also an artery inside the chest called the internal mammary artery which is used for heart bypass. Many heart surgeons actually prefer those vessels over the saphenous veins out of the leg.

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