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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

  • What is Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)?

    Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) 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, like leg veins or internal mammary (breast) artery, are surgically removed and sewn around the blocked part of the affected artery, thereby creating a path 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 is described as 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 restrict blood flow to the heart muscle. CABG is used to treat severe blockages that are greatly reducing the ability of the heart to effectively pump blood throughout the body. This treatment restores normal blood flow to the heart muscle, and it also reduces the symptoms caused by the 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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