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Heart Bypass Surgery (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft)

Heart bypass surgery or coronary artery bypass graft is a surgical procedure that is performed to relieve angina or reduce the risk that death will occur by coronary artery disease. Arteries or veins may be grafted from elsewhere in the body to bypass blocked or narrowed arteries, and improve blood supply to the heart muscles.

The heart is usually stopped for the duration of the procedure and cardiopulmonary bypass may be performed to take over heart and lung functions. Newer techniques that perform surgeries on beating hearts have also been developed.

Depending on the severity of the condition, a single bypass, double bypass, triple bypass or more may be done. Coronary artery bypass surgery is usually performed where the arterial walls have become thick due to deposition of plaque, calcification or when the arteries of the heart have lost their elasticity. This causes a deceased blood supply and may lead to a heart attack. The arteries or veins to be used in heart bypass may be harvested from the forearm, thigh, leg or chest.


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                Chong Hua Hospital

                Cebu, Philippines


                Accreditation: JCI

                Languages: English, Tagalog

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                Klinikum Chemnitz gGmbH

                Berlin, Germany


                Accreditation: JCI

                Languages: English, German

                The Klinikum Chemnitz gGmbH, a non-profit, limited liability organization, was established as a clinical centre in 1994 from the former Chemnitz municipal hospitals. With its 1,735 beds it is one of t...

                Al Ain Hospital

                Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


                Accreditation: JCI

                Languages: English, Arabic

                Al Ain Hospital, a highly specialized acute care and emergency hospital with 402 beds and more than 35 medical departments and divisions, is one of the two major hospitals in the Al Ain region of the ...

                Angeles Tijuana

                Baja California, Mexico


                Accreditation: NHA

                Languages: English, Spanish

                Established in January 2006, Hospital Angeles Tijuana is built on the highest principles of medical care and patient hospitality. We pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide, as well as the w...

                BayView Hospital

                Bridgetown, Barbados


                Languages: English

                BayView Hospital, a privately owned and operated facility, with 7 private rooms and 4 semi-private rooms, has been operational since 1989 and was born out of a desire to provide Barbadians, our Caribb...
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