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Your doctor may recommend bypass surgery if you have a blockage in one or more of your coronary arteries. Coronary arteries are the small blood vessels that supply your heart with oxygen and nutrients that are carried in your blood.

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RDann41, Community Member, answered How long is the life expectancy "norm"… I had a bypass 34 years ago it lasted 24 years since then I have had 5…

09/03/14

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Amy Tudor, Health Guide, answered What are the normal limits after the… Hi there, Amber -   I know this is an old question, but I did want…

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sherm1000, Community Member, commented on I AM IN HEART FAILURE AT 37...PLEASE… HI Claire, I am 40 and have Coronary Artery Disease, sounds like you have…

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deedee, Community Member, answered how long does it take to recover after… Still regarding my 74 year old mom.  She's in Tampa General; has (we…

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