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Coronary artery bypass: Coronary artery bypass is open heart surgery to graft a piece of healthy artery from the patient's leg or inside the chest directly to the aorta, in effect bypassing an unhealthy or blocked coronary artery. A sternotomy (sternum incision) is performed, and a heart-lung machine circulates the patient's blood while the patient's heart is stopped.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Coronary artery bypass:
These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Coronary artery bypass:
Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Coronary artery bypass may include these surgeries:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Coronary artery bypass may include:
Possible surgical complications of Coronary artery bypass may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is excellent. Most arterial grafts last 10 or more years.
Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Coronary artery bypass) include:
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