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.
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.
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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