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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

  • What is Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)?

    Coronary artery bypass grafting is a surgical procedure done to bypass (go around) blocked coronary (heart) arteries to restore normal blood flow to the heart muscle. During CABG, healthy blood vessels from another part of the body (including leg veins or the internal mammary/breast artery) are surgically removed and sewn around the blocked part of the affected artery, thereby creating a route for the oxygen-rich blood to bypass the blocked part of the coronary artery and restore normal blood flow to the heart.

  • Surgeons often perform this procedure to treat severe coronary heart disease, which involves the hardening of the heart arteries due to the build-up of fatty deposits, called plaques, in the walls of the arteries. These plaques can build up, and eventually block the arteries and reduce blood flow to the heart muscle. CABG treats severe blockages that are greatly reducing the ability of the heart to effectively pump blood throughout the body. It restores normal blood flow to the heart muscle and thus reduces the symptoms caused by coronary heart disease including angina (chest pain).

    This procedure can also lower the risk of a heart attack, especially if you have diabetes. It also improves your chance of survival and allows you to return to a normal lifestyle.

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