Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)

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References:

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The Heart Center at Akron General website. Available at: http://www.agmc.org/hrtcabg.asp Accessed July 7, 2003.

Coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Hendrick Health System website. Available at: http://www.ehendrick.org/healthy/000371.htm . Accessed July 7, 2003.

Coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The University of Chicago Hospitals website. Available at: http://heart.uchospitals.edu/services/coronary-artery-disease/bypass.html . Accessed July 7, 2003.

Coronary bypass surgery. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research website. Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?objectid=1F3E26C0-AD8D-48FA-959F231122FDB7F3 . Accessed July 7, 2003.

What are the advantages of off-pump surgery? University of Maryland Medicine website. Available at: http://www.umm.edu/heart/off_pump.html . Accessed July 7, 2003.

What is coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)? University of California Davis Medical Center website. Available at: www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/ucdhs/health/a-z/03coronary/doc03cabg.html. Accessed July 7, 2003.



Last reviewed March 2008 by J. Peter Oettgen, MD . Animation scheduled for full update. Updated animation will include: 1) Showing the need to cut and close the sternum when opening the chest and closing the chest. Patients may often have tenderness at the site of this incision for some time after the surgery.2) Statement that the artery used in the chest is called the internal mammary artery not the internal thoracic artery.

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