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

Updated: December 01, 2008

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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?

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