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Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)

– It involves producing a new source of blood to regions of the heart served by blocked arteries. The doctor uses segments of the patient’s own veins and arteries to go around, or bypass, these blockages.

Beware of some of the complications of CABG:

  • Myocardial Infarction and Stroke due to embolism
  • Acute Renal Failure (ARF) due to hypoperfusion or graft failure.
  • Pneumothorax:      An air collection around the lung that compresses the lung.
  • Hemothorax:      Blood in the space around the lungs

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