Cardiovascular Surgery

Coronary By-pass Surgery

Coronary artery bypass surgery is the most common type of heart surgery.

Coronary arteries which are blood vessels supplying the heart can be narrowed or completely clogged because of various risk factors in time. As a result, the heart cannot be supplied adequately and literally becomes unable to perform its duties. Blockage of the arteries that supply the heart causes diseases such as heart attack and heart failure; this condition is one of the leading causes of death.

By coronary artery bypass surgery, a new vein is added to the blocked vessel and a new way is opened for blood flow. Thus, the heart may continue to operate properly by taking the blood it needs through this new blood vessel.

Coronary artery by- pass surgery is an open- heart surgery and in this surgery, blood vessels taken from another area of the body are used to provide blood flow to the coronary arteries which cannot receive enough blood. Vessels used in the operation are blood vessels which do not disrupt the flow of blood in the region where they have been removed from.

By- pass surgery is performed after locating blockage and narrowing in the vessel by angio.