Your father's physician should discuss other options with you and your father. Sometimes, if the doctors are unable to find/use a vein graft in the legs, the arms may have vein options to consider. They might even consider using the radial artery of one or both arms. I encourage you to speak with his physician to see what the best approach may be.
Karen McPartland, RD, CSSD
Yes, they will use the radial artery of one or both arms.
But they can and will probable also use his Mammary Arteries.
There is a Mammary Artery that goes from the heart to supply blood to each side of the chest/breast. They rip them out and reroute them to the area of the heart that had blockages.
I had 4 bypasses, 3 from the leg, and 1 Mammary.
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