HG - Cardiac Bypass Surgery - Primary
Cardiac Bypass Surgery at [[Hospital Name]]
When the heart is functioning normally, the arteries are clear and open to allow for easy passage of blood through and out of the heart.
However, over time, plaque and other substances may build up in the arteries due to a variety of causes, including coronary artery disease. This blockage can result in diminished blood flow that keeps the rest of the body from getting the essential oxygen it needs to survive and function.
When a blockage is first discovered, a physician may typically recommend you undergo an angioplasty and heart stenting to reopen the blocked artery. While this is often effective, for some patients it is not.
If that is the case, you may require cardiac bypass surgery, also known as coronary artery bypass grafting or heart bypass surgery.