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What determines if you are a candidate for the minimally invasive bypass surgery?

submitted by Martha Jane from Shreveport, Louisiana on 4/21/2014


by Texas Heart Institute cardiovascular surgeon, Ross M. Reul, MD    

Ross M. Reul, MDA person's coronary anatomy (i.e., location of blockages in the coronary arteries) is the primary criterion for considering one's suitability for minimally invasive surgery. This approach has a cosmetic emphasis and is frequently sought. Over the long-term, however, the conventional approach to revascularization (bypass) offers a better outcome.     

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