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Coronary Bypass Surgery

Coronary bypass surgery, also called coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), is a procedure in which one or more blocked coronary arteries are bypassed by a blood vessel graft to restore normal blood flow to the heart. These grafts usually come from the patient's own arteries and veins located in the chest (thoracic), leg (saphenous) or arm (radial). The graft goes around the blocked artery (or arteries) to create new pathways for oxygen-rich blood to flow to the heart. The goals of bypass surgery are to relieve symptoms of coronary artery disease, enable the patient to resume a normal lifestyle and to lower the risk of a heart attack or other heart problems.

Superior Bypass Surgery Outcomes

Coronary bypass grafting comprises a large part of our practice at Westchester Heart & Vascular . The age range, acuity, spectrum of severity and comorbidities in this group truly constitute "high risk," tertiary referral patients , yet the outcomes have been excellent.

Westchester Medical Center received Five-Star Rating for coronary bypass surgery in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 by HealthGrades

Our coronary bypass surgery results have consistently compared very favorably with those reported by the New York State Department of Health Cardiac Surgery Advisory Committee. In the chart below, Westchester’s mortality rates for this type of procedure are less than half that of New York City hospitals:

CABG is a surgical procedure in which one or more blocked coronary arteries are bypassed by a blood vessel graft to restore normal blood flow to the heart. These grafts usually come from the patient's own arteries and veins located in the chest (thoracic), leg (saphenous) or arm (radial). The graft goes around the blocked artery (or arteries) to create new pathways for oxygen-rich blood to flow to the heart. The goals of the procedure are to relieve symptoms of coronary artery disease, enable the patient to resume a normal lifestyle and to lower the risk of a heart attack or other heart problems.


 

 

     Normal Heart
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Heart with Blocked Arteries
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Heart After Coronary Artery
Bypass Grafting
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Make an Appointment  with a Bypass Surgery Specialist

Consult with a CABG specialist at one of our Westchester Heart & Vascular locations, or call (914) 493-8793  to schedule an appointment.

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