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coronary bypass surgery in diabetes

coronary bypass surgery in diabetes

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Posted by Kate on September 12, 2000 at 14:06:46:

Hi, I have an uncle who is to undergo coronary bypass surgery next month. He has been Type 1 diabetic most of his life. His wife is really worried because he is so susceptible to infections. She is particularly worried in case they take a length of vein from the leg to do the bypass. She would rather they not make more incisions than absolutely necessary. I have heard that they can also take an artery from inside the chest -- no additional incisions. Has anyone had this experience? Also, can they use artificial material instead?
Thanks in advance,
Kate





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