coronary artery bypass graft

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Synonyms for coronary artery bypass graft

open-heart surgery in which the rib cage is opened and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from the aorta to the coronary artery to bypass the blocked section of the coronary artery and improve the blood supply to the heart

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Risk features for surgical site infections in coronary artery bypass surgery.
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Critical illness insurance pays a set amount to insured people when they're diagnosed with or suffer heart attacks, cancer, strokes, coronary artery bypass surgery, major organ failure, transplants or other specified major medical conditions.
Major Finding: Coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with diabetes and multivessel disease had an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of $8,132 per quality-adjusted life year gained.
However, one of the problems with diabetes is the lack of symptoms (in particular angina) from CAD due to neuropathy and thus these patients present later and with more severe CAD that often requires coronary artery bypass surgery (CABS) for multi-vessel disease.
12 ( ANI ): Researchers investigated a biomedical application following a coronary artery bypass surgery and found that the application allowed the human body to regenerate its own tissue.
Summary: ABU DHABI - A new minimally invasive vein harvesting method for coronary artery bypass surgery, designed to reduce surgical trauma and decrease the incidence of wound healing problems, is now being performed at Shaikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC).
The report found that, in 2008, 25 per cent of all patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery were over 75 - a rise of 10 per cent on the number in 1999.
Researchers from America studied 123 depressed bypass patients to test the efficacy of 2 non-drug interventions for depression after coronary artery bypass surgery compared with usual care.
He and his colleagues recruited 1,021 men who had undergone coronary artery bypass surgery, in which a vessel is taken from another part of the body and grafted onto the heart.
But the new study findings 'demonstrate that the addition of surgical ventricular reconstruction to standard coronary artery bypass surgery does not result in any clinically meaningful improvement in outcomes,' he said.
Over 28,000 patients have coronary artery bypass surgery in the UK each year.
Add to this the increasing number of older Americans, and it is clear why the age is rising among men and women undergoing such procedures as hip and knee replacements, cataract surgery, and even coronary artery bypass surgery.
The mortality rate after coronary artery bypass surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center in 2006 and to date in 2007 is less than 1 percent, according to Jay Cyr, vice president for the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence at the hospital.
Changes in mentation (mental activity) can occur in a minority of patients after coronary artery bypass surgery.
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