Coronary artery bypass graft surgery is done to go around a portion of an artery that
has been narrowed or blocked by plaque buildup (atherosclerosis). It is a treatment
for coronary artery disease.
The narrowed or blocked portion of the artery is bypassed using a blood vessel taken
from elsewhere in the body (usually the chest or leg). Blood is redirected through
the new blood vessel, restoring blood flow to the affected portion of the heart muscle.
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Rakesh K. Pai, MD - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & David C. Stuesse, MD - Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
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