Heart

We rank among the nation's top-performing hospitals for coronary artery bypass surgery.

What is Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery?

Coronary arteries are the small blood vessels that supply the heart muscle with oxygen
and nutrients. Over time, fats and cholesterols can collect inside these small arteries,
and the arteries can become clogged. If the artery or arteries become partially or
completely blocked, the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart is decreased. This
can lead to a heart attack.

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) is a type of surgery that is performed on these
blocked heart arteries. A cardiovascular surgeon (CV surgeon) performs this surgery to
bypass (or go around) the blocked vessels with grafts. Doing this will allow the heart
muscle to once again get enough blood and oxygen.

Learn more about the procedure and what to expect

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