Bypass Surgery (CABG, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft)
Treats blocked heart arteries by creating new passages for blood to flow to your heart muscle. Performed by splitting or cutting through the breastbone or sternum. It works by taking arteries or veins from other parts of your body - called grafts - and using them to reroute the blood around the clogged artery. A patient may undergo one, two, three or more bypass grafts, depending on how many coronary arteries are blocked.
- Left main artery disease or equivalent.
- Triple vessel disease.
- Failed PTCA.
- Occlusion of grafts from previous CABGs.