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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

When a fatty substance called plaque builds up on the walls of the arteries of the heart (coronary arteries), the arteries narrow. Blood flow to the heart can slow down or stop, and this can cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, heart attack, or other symptoms. This is known as coronary artery disease.

In coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), the surgeon creates a detour or bypass around the blocked part of a coronary artery to restore the blood supply to the heart. In this surgery, the doctor uses arteries or veins from a different part of the body, such as the forearm or leg, to create the bypass segment. Sometimes the surgery requires the use of a heart-lung machine. The surgery is done under anesthesia. In some cases, the surgeon can use a minimally invasive approach that is done through a small incision.

The cardiac surgery program at Hackensack University Medical Center has been ranked among the top 50 in the nation. Here, your cardiac surgeon works with you, your family, and our multidisciplinary team of heart care experts to plan the best approach to your care, customized just for you and your needs. The world-class cardiac surgeons at the Heart & Vascular Hospital at HackensackUMC use their years of expertise to deliver quality outcomes and outstanding results.  

Schedule an appointment today by calling 855.424.WELL (9355)

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