Coronary artery bypass graft (shortly: CABG) is a type of heart surgery that is performed to bypass clogged or partially clogged coronary arteries in the patient’s heart. The left coronary artery and the right coronary artery are responsible for the maintenance of oxygen to the heart. However, these arteries might be blocked with plaque, as a result of aging or an unhealthy lifestyle. The plaque influences the heart in two different ways – firstly it might be blocking the light of the blood vessels or, when ruptured, it may result in a blood clot that would cause cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, cardiologists decide on performing the coronary artery bypass graft to avoid the development of such serious heart problems.
Patients who are suffering from heart angina can be the candidates for coronary artery bypass surgery. However, it is important to focus on the coronary artery obstruction. The patient can be considered as a candidate for coronary artery bypass graft when the coronary artery obstruction is higher than 50%. However, it is still depended on the cardiologist’s opinion, since the operation is invasive, open-heart surgery.
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