Aortobifemoral bypass surgery is used to bypass a blocked part of the
large blood vessels in the abdomen and groin.
To bypass the blocked part of the blood vessel, blood is redirected
through a graft. The graft is made of man-made material. This graft is sewn
above and below the blocked vessel so that blood flows through the graft and
around the blockage. The graft looks like an upside-down Y shape. The single
end of the Y is sewn on the aorta. The two split ends of the Y are sewn below
the blocked or narrowed areas of the femoral arteries.
October 14, 2011
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery
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