Coronary Surgery

Specialty of Cardiovascular Disease

Coronary artery bypass surgery or coronary artery bypass graft surgery is the treatment of coronary artery blockages aimed at creating a step to allow the arrival of oxygen and blood to the heart. To restore circulation connects a blood vessel or from the graft and aorta joins area around the blocked coronary artery. In many cases, surgeons may choose to create such graft arteries or veins from elsewhere in the body, usually the leg or arm. Furthermore, in coronary surgery can be used or not extracorporeal circulation. In the first case, cardiac arrest is caused while a machine does the work of the heart to maintain circulation and oxygenation of the patient. But you can also perform the same operation without cardiopulmonary bypass when there is the potential for the patient.

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