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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) - Diagnosis

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) - Treatments

The mainstay of treatment for coronary artery disease is medication. Some patients will require invasive intervention such as coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). 

During CABG, a new graft vessel which is a healthy artery or vein taken from the patient’s leg, arm or chest, is surgically removed and sewn around the areas of the blockage. The graft vessel supplies oxygenated blood to the part of the heart that needs it, thereby “bypassing” the blocked arteries and restoring blood flow to the heart muscle. Augmented blood flow improves symptoms, reduces the need for medications, and prolongs life in well-selected patients.

This operation is well established in Singapore and worldwide. It is undoubtedly the most well studied operation in the realm of surgery, and has an excellent track record of over 50 years.

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) - Other Information

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