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Auckland DHB Cardiothoracic and Vascular Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit

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Axillofemoral Bypass

This procedure is performed to relieve lower limb ischaemia (poor blood supply).

A bypass is created from the axillary artery under the arm to the femoral artery in the groin using a vascular prosthesis (synthetic graft) or a section of the saphenous vein.

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