Harvard Heart Letter

Ask the doctor: Can you get a stent after bypass surgery and vice versa?

Ask the doctor

Can you get a stent after bypass surgery and vice versa?

Q. A friend told me that if you get a stent you can't have bypass surgery later on. Is that right? And what about the opposite "" getting a stent after having bypass surgery?

A. It isn't uncommon to get an artery-opening stent after undergoing bypass surgery or to have bypass surgery after getting a stent.

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