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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
A 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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Updated April 2014