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CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) (with & without cardiopulmonary bypass machine)

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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) is a common open-heart surgery to clear blockages in the coronary arteries when the heart’s pumping function has grown weak. A long cut is made in the chest along the breastbone in order to spread open the rib cage and expose the heart. The heart pumping is stopped temporarily (can also be done without the stoppage) while the surgeon takes a section of healthy blood vessels from the chest wall or lower leg and attaches it along the blocked artery in order to redirect the blood flow.