Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) also known as heart bypass surgery is a type of surgery that is performed on patients suffering from Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). The surgery improves blood flow to the heart by redirecting blood around a section of a completely or partially blocked artery in your heart. The CABG procedure involves taking a healthy blood vessel from the patient’s leg, arm, or chest and connecting it to bypass the blocked arteries in the heart.
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), also known as Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque tends to build up inside the coronary arteries, which are responsible for the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart.
Over time, the plaque in the arteries hardens or ruptures (breaks open), thereby narrowing the passage of oxygen-rich blood into the arteries. This results in chronic chest pain and discomfort, commonly referred to as.
The four primary coronary arteries in the heart are:
Right main coronary artery
Left main coronary artery
Left circumflex artery
Left anterior descending artery
What are the alternate names of CABG?
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) is also known as heart bypass surgery or bypass surgery.