Coronary artery bypass surgery for coronary artery disease

A coronary artery is blocked

Illustration of blockage in the coronary arteries
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Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery reroutes blood around blocked arteries, increasing blood flow to the heart muscle tissue.

Last Updated: May 29, 2008

Medical Review: Caroline S. Rhoads, MD - Internal Medicine & Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology & Ruth Schneider, MPH, RD - Diet and Nutrition

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