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CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting)

August 8, 2019

 

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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting which is popularly known as CABG is one of the
most common and popular medical surgeries which are useful in treating severe
cases of coronary artery blockage. CABG is also known as Bypass Surgery, Coronary
Artery Bypass Surgery, as well as Heart Bypass Surgery. If your doctor has advised
you to undergo Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), then you need to know
about certain aspects of this medical procedure before proceeding with the same.
Here are several details of this medical procedure.

Preparation for CABG:
One of the first steps which need to be performed before commencement of the
procedure are basic to advanced medical tests. Some of the most common tests
which are performed for CABG include the following:

  1. Electrocardiogram (EKG):EKG is a prime medical test which is recommended to
    patients who have heart problems. With the help of this test, the source of
    blockage in the heart is recognized. It determines the characteristic of heart rate
    frequency.
  2. Electrocardiography:Here, echo waves are used to visualize size of heart. The
    functioning of heart chamber is observed and studied with the assistance of
    electrocardiography.
  3. Coronary Angiography:In coronary angiography, special dyes are utilized
    efficiently. Once the dyes enter the arteries, x-rays are used to find the blood
    flow rate via heart of the patient.
  4. Stress Test:The individual is asked to exercise fast, and during this duration, few
    heart tests are done to find out if any problems of heart exist in the patient.

Types of CABG:

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting is divided into 3 types:

Traditional CABG
Off-Pump CABG

Minimally Invasive CABG of Direct Type

Recovery of Patient:

After the completion of CABG procedure, the patient is kept in ICU under
observation for at least 1-2 days. Then, for around 3 to 5 days the patient is kept in
the hospital until the condition of the patient gets stable. Followed by this, the
patient is discharged home.

Thus, after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting procedure patient needs to prioritize
proper care of himself to recover at a speedy pace and get back to the healthy
lifestyle.

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