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Heart surgery can correct problems with the heart if other treatments haven't worked or can't be used. The most common type of heart surgery for adults is coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). During CABG, a healthy artery or vein from the body is connected, or grafted, to a blocked coronary (heart) artery.

Doctors also use heart surgery to

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  1. Heart Surgery (National Library of Medicine)  
    Heart surgery can correct problems with the heart if other treatments haven't worked or can't be used. The most common type of heart surgery for adults is coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). ...
  2. Open Heart Surgery - What to Expect Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Open Heart Surgery - What to Expect Introduction As you prepare for open-heart surgery, it is natural to feel anxious and concerned ... information guides you through the experience of open-heart surgery, and explains the common sensations associated with it. ...
  3. Heart surgery - pediatric; Heart surgery for children; Acquired heart disease; Heart valve surgery - children ... the heart in children are described below. Open-heart surgery is when the surgeon uses a heart-lung ...
  4. Heart surgery - open ... machine is used in most cases during open heart surgery. While the surgeon works on the heart, the ...
  5. What to Expect during Heart Surgery From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... the NHLBI on Twitter. What To Expect During Heart Surgery Heart surgery is done in a hospital, and ... surgery, takes about 3–6 hours. Traditional Open-Heart Surgery For this type of surgery, you'll be ...
  6. Types of Heart Surgery From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. Types of Heart Surgery Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Coronary artery bypass grafting ( ... heart problem, general health, and other factors. Open-Heart Surgery Open-heart surgery is any kind of surgery ...
  7. During open-heart surgery an incision is made through the breastbone (sternum) while the child is under general anesthesia. ... During open-heart surgery an incision is made through the breastbone (sternum) while the child is under general anesthesia.
  8. Off-pump coronary artery bypass; OPCAB; Beating heart surgery; Bypass surgery - heart; CABG; Coronary artery bypass graft; Coronary artery bypass surgery; Coronary bypass surgery
  9. Heart Surgery From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Is Heart Surgery? Heart surgery is done to correct problems with the heart. Many heart surgeries are done each year in the United States ...
  10. Who Needs Heart Surgery? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. Who Needs Heart Surgery? Heart surgery is used to treat many heart problems. For ... haven't worked or can't be used, heart surgery might be an option. Specialists Involved Your primary ...
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