Using a section of the patient's leg vein to bypass a partial or complete blockage in the coronary artery system. (Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle.) Surgery may be performed to provide relief from angina pectoris, to restore blood to the heart muscle after myocardial infarction (heart attack) or to prevent a possible myocardial infarction (if the coronary arteries have narrowed or are blocked). Angina pectoris is cured in almost all cases. Probability of future heart attacks is reduced. See Angina pectoris; myocardial infarction.
An operation to bypass a narrowed section or sections or coronary arteries and improve the blood supply to the heart.
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 and relieve angina pectoris.
is a type of heart surgery in which a diseased artery is ‘bypassed' with a healthy one taken from elsewhere in the body
an operation where a bypass or detour is created with a blood vessel from the leg or chest to go around blockages in the arteries.
a surgical procedure that reroutes blood around clogged arteries to improve the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. This new path is created by reattaching the artery at the open end of the blockage, or grafting a vein from a leg. This procedure can be conducted using a or without it. In the newest version of this technique, Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, the procedure is done on a beating heart, without a heart lung machine.
Also known as CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft) Surgery done to reroute, or "bypass," blood around clogged arteries and improve the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. Arteries chosen for bypass surgery are often clogged by the buildup over time of fat, cholesterol and other substances. During bypass surgery, surgeons take a blood vessel from another part of the body and construct a detour around the blocked part of the coronary artery. A pump oxygenator (heart/lung machine) is used for nearly all coronary bypass graft operations.
A surgical procedure where the mammary artery or sapheneous vein (in the leg) is used to reroute blood around a blocked portion of an artery to supply blood to the heart.
Also known as coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG-pronounced CABBAGE), this surgery involves taking blood vessels from other parts of the body and surgically attaching them above and below a severely narrowed or blocked coronary artery, to improve blood supply to the heart muscle.
Coronary artery bypass surgery, also coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and colloquially heart bypass or bypass surgery is a surgical procedure performed to relieve angina and reduce the risk of death from coronary artery disease. Arteries and /or veins from elsewhere in the patient's body are grafted from the aorta to the coronary arteries to bypass atherosclerotic narrowings and improve the blood supply to the coronary circulation supplying the myocardium (heart muscle).