Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), often referred to as heart bypass surgery, is the most common type of open-heart surgery in the United States. During the procedure, a heart surgeon uses a healthy vein (usually from the leg) or artery to “bypass” a clogged artery that supplies blood to the heart muscle.
The goals of the procedure are to:
About 95 out of 100 people who have bypass surgery get relief from heart-related chest pain right away, and many people remain symptom-free for as long as 10 to 15 years.
If surgery is necessary, you can be confident that you will get the very best care before, during and after your surgery – to quickly get you back to living an active, rewarding life.