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

First Known Use of coronary artery bypass

1961


Medical Dictionary

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 SkolnickThe Journal of the American Medical Association24 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 News13 Dec. 1980
Note: When more than one coronary artery or branch is bypassed, the number of times (double, triple, etc.) is often specified.
abbreviation CABG

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