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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.

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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 ... heart-lung machine is usually used during open heart surgery. While the surgeon works on the heart, the ...
  5. 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.
  6. Off-pump coronary artery bypass; OPCAB; Beating heart surgery; Bypass surgery - heart; CABG; Coronary artery bypass graft; Coronary artery bypass surgery; Coronary bypass surgery
  7. ... page, please enable JavaScript. Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks Study found 8 percent ... 2014) Thursday, February 27, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Heart Surgery Tooth Disorders THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Preparing Children for Heart Surgery (American Heart Association)  
    Preparing Children for Heart Surgery Updated:Jan 22,2014 If your child needs an operation, it will be performed at a hospital that has special expertise in heart surgery for children. This may be a hospital that's ...
  10. ... please enable JavaScript. Many Patients Have Pain After Heart Surgery, Study Finds 40 percent suffered pain three months ... February 24, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages After Surgery Heart Surgery Pain MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About ...
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