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CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery)

 Heart with a close up of the coronary arteries. Before coronary artery bypass surgery,   image shows a coronary artery that is blocked up. After coronary artery bypass surgery,   image shows one end of a vein graft being attached to the aorta and the other end attached to   the artery just below the blockage. This bypass graft allows blood to return to the heart   muscle.

A coronary artery bypass graft surgery improves blood flow to the heart muscle where there is a build-up of plaque in the coronary artery.

  • During a coronary artery bypass surgery, a section of blood vessel is taken from your leg, arm or chest and is inserted above and below the problem section of the blocked artery. This allows the blood to go around, or bypass, the blocked artery.

See how coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) can help blood to flow through your coronary arteries better (opens in new window) ยป

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