surgery to repair or replace blocked arteries and improve blood supply to the heart muscle; commonly known as bypass surgery, it involves the use of a vein (usually from the leg), or a chest artery to form a bridge to bring blood beyond the obstruction of the coronary artery
A surgical procedure that creates new pathways around blocked or narrowed arteries to allow blood to reach the heart muscle again
Surgery performed to create a bypass that permits blood flow around a narrow coronary artery. A healthy vessel from the leg chest wall or arm is used. One or several bypasses may be needed depending on the number of narrowed coronary arteries. (Also called CABG)
A procedure in which veins are removed from the legs and connected to the aorta and to a coronary artery. This can provide an additional supply of blood to ischemic heart muscle by bypasssing the severely blocked coronary artery.
The medical term for heart bypass surgery. This surgery is carried out to relieve angina (chest pain or discomfort caused by reduced blood supply to the heart) by creating a bypass around blocked or narrowed coronary arteries. The bypass itself is a short length of artery or vein taken from the leg or chest and grafted onto the heart above and below the blocked artery.
CABG): involves the use of a vein (usually from the leg), or a chest artery to form a bridge to bring blood beyond the obstruction of the coronary artery (also called bypass surgery)
Open heart or bypass surgery.
(Heart Surgery): Heart surgery which creates new pathway(s) for oxygen-rich blood to bypass blockages or major narrowings in the coronary arteries.
An operation in which a piece of vein or artery is used to bypass a blockage in a coronary artery; performed to prevent myocardial infarction (heart attack) and relieve angina pectoris (chest pain due to reduced blood flow to heart muscles).
a procedure in which a vein or artery from another part of the body is used to create an alternate path for blood to flow to the heart, bypassing the arterial blockage. Typically, a section of one of the large saphenous veins in the leg, the radial artery in the arm or the mamary artery in the chest is used to construct the bypass. One or more bypasses may be performed during a single operation. When no other major heart surgery (such as valve replacement) is included, the operation is referred to as an isolated CABG.
An operation that restores the blood supply by bypassing blocked or narrowed coronary arteries.
A type of operation used to restore normal blood flow to the heart muscle when arteries that supply blood to the heart are blocked or narrowed. CABG surgery involves taking a short length of blood vessel—often a vein from the thigh or the lower leg or the internal mammary artery beneath the breastbone—and using it to connect the diseased blood vessel beyond the blockage site. CABG is the most common major surgery performed in the United States; three-fourths of patients today are still active 15 years after surgery. See also open-heart surgery.
reroutes blood flow around a blocked artery by creating a "detour."