Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is one of the most well-known and commonly-used open heart surgery procedures. A vein from the leg or an artery from the wall or arm is used to bypass a coronary artery that is restricted by a buildup of fatty plaque.
CABG is usually a good option for those with several blocked coronary arteries, as a surgeon can perform several bypasses in one surgery. It’s also a good choice for those with severe angina or severe narrowing in the left main coronary artery.
CABG restores the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart, offering someone with heart failure a new life. However, be aware that your new grafts are still vulnerable to fatty plaque buildup, so follow a cerful treatment plan to ensure the health of your grafts.