Surgical bypass treats narrowed arteries by directly creating a detour, or bypass, around a section of the artery that is blocked. Our arteries are normally smooth and unobstructed on the inside but they can become blocked through a process called atherosclerosis, which means hardening of the arteries.
A sticky substance called plaque can build up in the walls of arteries. Cholesterol, calcium, and fibrous tissue make up the plaque. As more plaque builds up, our arteries can narrow and stiffen. Eventually, as the process progresses, blood vessels can no longer supply the oxygen demands of organs or muscles, and symptoms may develop.
Related Journals of Surgical Bypass
Medical & Surgical Urology, Surgery: Current Research, Tropical Medicine & Surgery, Archives of Surgical Oncology, Journal of Medical & Surgical Pathology, Journal of Vascular Medicine & Surgery, JAVA - Journal of the Association for Vascular Access, Journal of Vascular Investigation, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, Vascular Disease Prevention