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What's a coronary artery bypass graft for?

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Dr. Donald Thomas
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Donald Thomas
Dr. Donald Thomas
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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: CABG

Operation to restore blood supply to blocked or narrowed arteries supplying blood to heart muscle.

In brief: CABG

Operation to restore blood supply to blocked or narrowed arteries supplying blood to heart muscle.
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
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Dr. Terrence Cohen
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Relief of angina

This is a "detour" created to get blood past a blockage of an artery to supply the heart muscle.
It is done to relieve angina, and in some specific circumstances, to prevent heart attacks and death.

In brief: Relief of angina

This is a "detour" created to get blood past a blockage of an artery to supply the heart muscle.
It is done to relieve angina, and in some specific circumstances, to prevent heart attacks and death.
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Dr. Terrence Cohen
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