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Arterial bypass leg - series—Procedure

Procedure

Overview

The vein is freed from the surrounding tissue, and then sewn into place in the artery, above and below the atherosclerotic blockage.

Update Date 5/27/2014

Updated by: Deepak Sudheendra, MD, Assistant Professor of Interventional Radiology & Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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