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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

Coronary artery bypass grafting (or CABG) surgery is performed to bypass a blocked coronary artery with a blood vessel graft to restore normal blood flow to the patient’s heart. The graft may come from the patient’s own artery or vein, usually from the chest, leg, or arm. The graft is placed to allow blood to flow to the heart. This helps relieve symptoms of coronary artery disease, including angina (or chest pain). It lowers the patient’s risk of a heart attack and allows the patient to resume a normal lifestyle and activities of daily living.

Why choose Presbyterian for a CABG?

Presbyterian has a team of skilled surgeons who are using some of the most advanced techniques to perform this procedure. This can allow the patient to have a faster recovery, less complications and a quicker return to work and other daily activities.

Who is eligible for CABG?

Patients who have been recommended by their doctor to undergo this procedure may have been diagnosed with angina (chest pain), shortness of breath, or other cardiac symptoms. Your healthcare team will decide whether or not this procedure will be helpful for you based on your diagnosis and test results.

What conditions can be treated with a CABG?

  • Abnormal heart rhythms

  • Angina or chest pain

  • Fatigue or severe tiredness

  • High risk for heart attack

  • Shortness of breath