coronary artery bypass

noun
variants: or coronary bypass or coronary artery bypass graft or coronary artery bypass grafting or coronary bypass graft or coronary bypass grafting

Definition of coronary artery bypass

: a surgical procedure performed to shunt blood around a narrowing or blockage in the coronary artery of the heart that usually involves grafting one end of a segment of blood vessel (such as a vein of the leg) removed from another part of the body into the aorta and the other end of the segment into the coronary artery beyond the obstructed area to allow for increased blood flow often followed by the word surgery or operationThe artery-dilating procedure, which uses a balloon or other device guided to the restricted artery by a cardiac catheter, is less invasive and traumatic than coronary artery bypass surgery.— Andrew Skolnick

Note: When more than one coronary artery or branch is bypassed, the number of times (double, triple, etc.) is often specified.

a quadruple coronary bypass abbreviation CABG

Examples of coronary artery bypass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, women who performed any amount of resistance training reduced their risk of cardiovascular disease (including heart attack, stroke, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, an angioplasty or death from cardiovascular disease) by 17 percent. Pam Moore, Washington Post, "Cardio isn’t enough. For a healthy heart, add resistance training.," 31 Aug. 2020 For the purposes of this study, researchers defined cardiovascular disease as the first instance of a heart attack, undergoing a revascularization procedure (such as a coronary artery bypass) or having a fatal or nonfatal stroke. Ryan Prior, CNN, "Gulping down 1 or more sugary drinks a day could put you at risk for cardiovascular disease," 13 May 2020 That’s in part due to the fact that specialists stay in business by performing diagnostic examinations such as MRI examinations, and surgical procedures, such as coronary artery bypass grafts. Tuba Agartan, The Conversation, "Cracks in COVID-19 treatment reveal need to bolster primary care," 22 Apr. 2020 Compared with other open-heart procedures in which Lefrak was already expert - say, coronary artery bypass - heart transplantation seems like butchery. oregonlive, "The tragic, redemptive journey of one human heart," 5 Oct. 2019 For example, Medicare patients took home 48 pills in the week following coronary artery bypass, 31 following laparoscopic gallbladder removal, 28 after a lumpectomy and 34 after minimally invasive hysterectomies. Julie Appleby, chicagotribune.com, "Study finds international differences in filling opioid prescriptions," 11 Sep. 2019 Nationally, the average prescription filled for a coronary artery bypass was 49 pills in 2016 and had changed little since 2011, the analysis shows. STAT, "While addiction crisis raged, many surgeons overprescribed opioids, analysis shows," 21 June 2019 In 1960, a team of surgeons in New York led by Robert Goetz performed the first successful clinical coronary artery bypass surgery, piggybacking off experimental procedures perfected in dogs during the 1950s. Erin Blakemore, Washington Post, "Once scary, heart bypass surgery has become common and safer," 6 Mar. 2018 According to the International Federation of Health Plans, the average cost of a coronary artery bypass graft surgery in 2013 was $75,345 in the U.S. but only $36,509 in Switzerland and $15,742 in the Netherlands. Karen Kaplan, latimes.com, "With healthcare, it's not what you spend but how you spend it," 13 Mar. 2018

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“Coronary artery bypass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coronary%20artery%20bypass. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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coronary artery bypass

noun
variants: or coronary bypass or coronary artery bypass graft or coronary artery bypass grafting or coronary bypass graft or coronary bypass grafting

Medical Definition of coronary artery bypass

: a surgical procedure performed to shunt blood around a narrowing or blockage in the coronary artery of the heart that usually involves grafting one end of a segment of blood vessel (such as the saphenous vein) removed from another part of the body into the aorta and the other end of the segment into the coronary artery beyond the obstructed area to allow for increased blood flow The artery-dilating procedure, which uses a balloon or other device guided to the restricted artery by a cardiac catheter, is less invasive and traumatic than coronary artery bypass surgery.— Andrew Skolnick, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 24 Oct. 1990 Diagnostic workups that help a physician decide whether a patient should have coronary bypass or drugs to treat heart disease should be performed on the basis of a particular patient's status.Science News, 13 Dec. 1980

Note: When more than one coronary artery or branch is bypassed, the number of times (double, triple, etc.) is often specified.

Four days later he underwent a quadruple coronary bypass operation.— Jerry Kirshenbaum, Sports Illustrated, 14 Feb. 1983 abbreviation CABG

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