CABG is a surgery to improve blood flow to the heart by creating new pathways (bypass grafts) around narrowed or blocked coronary arteries. The surgery is performed by a cardiac surgeon, who uses a heart-lung bypass machine to keep the heart beating while the grafts are created.
The CABG surgery services available in Advanced International Hospital include:
- Preoperative evaluation and planning: The patient will meet with a cardiac surgeon and other members of the care team to discuss the risks and benefits of CABG surgery. The patient will also have a number of tests, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiogram, and cardiac catheterization, to assess their heart health.
- Surgery: The CABG surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon will make an incision in the chest and then use a heart-lung bypass machine to keep the heart beating while the grafts are created. The grafts are usually made from veins taken from the leg or arm. The surgeon will then sew the grafts onto the coronary arteries, bypassing the narrowed or blocked areas.
- Postoperative care: The patient will stay in the hospital for several days after CABG surgery. They will receive pain medication and antibiotics to prevent infection. The patient will also need to do breathing exercises and physical therapy to help them recover.
The recovery time for CABG surgery varies from person to person. Most people are able to go home from the hospital within a week. However, it may take several months to fully recover from the surgery.
The CABG surgery team at Advanced International Hospital is experienced and highly skilled. They are committed to providing the best possible care to their patients, and they will work with you to ensure a successful outcome.
Here are some of the benefits of CABG surgery:
- Improves blood flow to the heart
- Reduces chest pain
- Improves quality of life
- Can extend life expectancy
CABG surgery is a major surgery, but it can be a life-saving procedure for people with severe coronary artery disease. If you are considering CABG surgery, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of the procedure.