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Subject: Why don't they scrape out clogged veins?

Date: Wed Nov 28 21:46:36 2001
Posted by donald
Grade level: 10-12 School: No school entered.
City: st.louis State/Province: mo Country: usa
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 1007001996.Me

If cholesteral clogs veins and arteries, why don't doctors try to scrape the
buildup out of them instead of going around them? Like bypass or shunts?

Re: Why don't they scrape out clogged veins?

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