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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (Overview)

The heart has 3 main arteries that supply its needed blood flow. When blockages in these arteries form then chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart attacks can occur. Coronary artery bypass is 1 method of treatment. Veins and arteries are used to go around the blockages. These are sewn in before and after the blockages in essence "bypassing" the blockages.


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How is coronary artery bypass graft performed?

How is coronary artery bypass graft performed?

Carefully: The distal end of the internal mammary artery is anastomosed to the coronary artery distal to the atheromatous plaque using 8-0 polypropilene and high power magnification. Radial artery or grater saphenous vein grafts are anastomosed to the ascending aorta and tho the coronary distal to the plaque. Obviously the thorax has to be entered and cardiopulmonary bypass may or not be used, . ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
209 doctors shared insights

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (Overview)

The heart has 3 main arteries that supply its needed blood flow. When blockages in these arteries form then chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart attacks can occur. Coronary artery bypass is 1 method of treatment. Veins and arteries are used to go around the blockages. These are sewn in before and after the blockages in essence "bypassing" the blockages.


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How is coronary artery bypass graft proceudre performed?

How is coronary artery bypass graft proceudre performed?

Carefully: Bypass surgery involves connecting a new tube ( artery or vein) to a coronary artery past a blockage. It is done on a stopped heart using the heart lung machine or on a beating heart by stabilizing the heart with certain devices. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
Once
Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
Once
Eat whole grains only - not white bread
Once
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What's a coronary artery bypass graft for?

What's a coronary artery bypass graft for?

Rerouting of blood: A coronary artery bypass brings more blood to the heart muscle by connecting a new tube(vein or artery) past a blockage in an artery on the heart. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: coronary artery bypass graft?

What is the definition or description of: coronary artery bypass graft?

Treat blocksges: The heart has 3 main arteries that supply its needed blood flow. When blockages in these arteries form then chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart attacks can occur. Coronary artery bypass is 1 method of treatment. Veins and arteries are used to go around the blockages. These are sewn in before and after the blockages in essence "bypassing" the blockages. ...Read more

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What is the cost of coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

What is the cost of coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

Depends on country: The specific cost of operations vary with the country, city, hospital, surgeons. Actual cost is multifactorial. Ask your hospital. ...Read more

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Why would a doc recommend coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

Why would a doc recommend coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

CAD: Coronary artery bypass graft surgery is generally recommended for those that have severe coronary artery disease (cad). This is commonly referred to as "blockages" in the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. While many blockages are treated with stents, extensive, complex or particular high grade lesion may be safer and achieve better results if corrected by a surgical approach. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been adviced by my cardiologist for a coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

What to do if I have been adviced by my cardiologist for a coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

Without knowing : The specifics of your situation, and if this is not an urgent situation, and you don't know what to think or do, to go back to your cardiologist and ask more questions. If still, you don't know, ask for a second opinion or talk to the cardiothoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is coronary artery bypass grafting?

Could you explain what is coronary artery bypass grafting?

CABG: Coronary bypass is an operation that takes blood vessels from the chest wall or legs and uses them to shunt blood around obstructed heart arteries to get blood downstream from the obstructions. It is called bypass because it bypasses the blocked place in the vessel. ...Read more

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Can you explain coronary artery bypass grafting in easy to understand terms?

CABG: Coronary bypass is an operation that takes blood vessels from the chest wall or legs and uses them to shunt blood around obstructed heart arteries to get blood downstream from the obstructions. It is called bypass because it bypasses the blocked place in the vessel. ...Read more

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The doctor suggests coronary artery bypass grafting after my angiography. Any other options?

The doctor suggests coronary artery bypass grafting after my angiography. Any other options?

Second opinion?: Some lesions are not ameniable to angioplasty or stents. Some combinations of lesions are best treated surgically. Without details all that can be said is that the doctor that performed the angiography likely felt other treatments would be unwise. If you have concerns, why not ask for a second opinion? ...Read more

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Is CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) an open heart surgery or closed heart surgery?

Not necessarily: A CABG if done without cardiopulmonary bypass (cpb) does not require the heart to be opened, however most cabgs are done with cpb requires cannula placement in the heart. However, most people consider any surgery on the heart where the chest is opened open heart surgery. ...Read more

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How long do the grafts used in a coronary artery bypass last?

How long do the grafts used in a coronary artery bypass last?

Veins vs arteries: Vein grafts do not last as long as arterial grafts ... Usually less than 10 years for vein grafts ... Left internal mammary artery graft to left anterior descending coronary artery is best ... ...Read more

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Cabg bypass graft. What to expect long-term?

Cabg bypass graft. What to expect long-term?

Good results: CABG surgery has good long term results. You can expect to live longer, have less cardiac interventions, and relief from angina. The lima graft has >90% patency at 20 years. The radial artery graft about 70% at 10 years and vein grafts 50% at 10 years. About 10% of patients need a redo operation at 10 years. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Coronary Artery (Definition)

Coronary artery is the name given to the blood vessels that supply the myocardium. The word coronary was coined by the first anatomists that noticed that if you remove all muscle from the heart the remaining vessels resemble the shape of a corona or crown. ...Read more