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What is cabg?

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
Cabg: Coronary artery bypass grafting. When there are severe blockages in the arteries that feed the heart, blood vessels from the body are used to reroute blood past these blockages.

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Heard about cabg, what is it?

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Dr. Matthew Hennig
Thoracic Surgery 19 years experience
Heart Bypass: Coronary artery bypass grafting is where the surgeon bypasses blocked or narrowed blood vessels to get more blood flow to parts of your heart. This, in turn, gives more oxygen to the heart muscle so that it can do the work it needs to in order to function. There are several ways it can be accomplished depending on the patient and the surgeon.
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What does CABG stand for?

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Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
Heart artery bypass: The heart arteries are "coronary" arteries. A "bypass graft" ( bg ) is the tube used to deliver blood downstream of diseased ( occluded ) arteries. A heart artery bypass = coronary artery bypass graft.

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