CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery) or Heart Bypass (Heart Bypass) is a form of surgery that improves blood flow to the heart. Coronary bypass surgery takes 3 to 6 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. The number of bypasses required is determined by the location and severity of the blockages in your heart.
What are the Different Types of CABG Surgeries?
1. Traditional Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: The surgeon will first open the chest bone to gain access to the heart in this type of CABG. The body is attached to a heart-lung bypass machine to pump oxygen and blood throughout the body when the heart is stopped using medicines.
2. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting: To gain access to the heart, tiny incisions are performed on the left side of the chest. This procedure is performed to bypass the blood arteries that run through the front of the heart.
3. Off-the-hook Coronary artery bypass grafting: This technique involves opening the chest bone to provide access to the heart. The heart, on the other hand, is not halted throughout this procedure.
Patients who have been suffering for a long time and have had vein graft surgery run the risk of redeveloping arterial illnesses such as heart attacks. Surgeons have begun to use the Total Artery CABG procedure to combat this danger. The left and right internal mammary arteries from the chest, as well as the radial artery from the forearm, are used in this technique.