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Coronary Bypass Surgery

Coronary Bypass Surgery

Coronary bypass surgery, also called coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), is a procedure in which one or more blocked coronary arteries are bypassed by a blood vessel graft to restore normal blood flow to the heart. These grafts usually come from the patient's own arteries and veins located in the chest (thoracic), leg (saphenous) or arm (radial). The graft goes around the blocked artery (or arteries) to create new pathways for oxygen-rich blood to flow to the heart. The goals of bypass surgery are to relieve symptoms of coronary artery disease, enable the patient to resume a normal lifestyle and to lower the risk of a heart attack or other heart problems.

Superior Bypass Surgery Outcomes

Coronary bypass grafting comprises a large part of our practice at Westchester Heart & Vascular . The age range, acuity, spectrum of severity and comorbidities in this group truly constitute "high risk," tertiary referral patients , yet the outcomes have been excellent.

Our coronary bypass surgery results have consistently compared very favorably with those reported by the New York State Department of Health Cardiac Surgery Advisory Committee. In the chart below, Westchester’s mortality rates for this type of procedure are less than half that of New York City hospitals:

CABG is a surgical procedure in which one or more blocked coronary arteries are bypassed by a blood vessel graft to restore normal blood flow to the heart. These grafts usually come from the patient's own arteries and veins located in the chest (thoracic), leg (saphenous) or arm (radial). The graft goes around the blocked artery (or arteries) to create new pathways for oxygen-rich blood to flow to the heart. The goals of the procedure are to relieve symptoms of coronary artery disease, enable the patient to resume a normal lifestyle and to lower the risk of a heart attack or other heart problems.

Heart with Blocked Arteries

Heart After Coronary Artery
Bypass Grafting

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Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

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Lansman, Steven L.
Lansman, Steven L.
Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Spielvogel, David
Spielvogel, David
Associate Chief Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director Heart Transplantation
Professor Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Goldberg, Joshua Benjamin
Goldberg, Joshua Benjamin
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Kai, Masashi
Kai, Masashi
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Lafaro, Rocco J.
Lafaro, Rocco J.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Malekan, Ramin
Malekan, Ramin
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Cardiovascular Disease
Thoracic Surgery