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08 Feb 2004

second bypass option
An acquaintance of mine, male, 50, slim but with inherited high cholesterol, has had a triple bypass. The vessels have collapsed or some such thing and he was to have another bypass but now the surgeon says his blood vessels are too thin and there is no more they can do to help. He has constant angina and feels unwell. Are there really no more options?
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CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Feb, it’s difficult to say without having all the facts, but usually they are able to find veins elsewhere. It they can’t do a bypass, they are often able to put in a stent. The problem is that any cardiologist/cardio-thoracic surgeon will have considered these options and for some reason they decided against it. Maybe getting a second opinion from a different cardiologist isn’t a bad idea. Good luck.
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