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Heart surgery is done to correct problems with the heart. More than half a million heart surgeries are done each year in the United States for a variety of heart problems. Heart surgery is used to correct heart problems in children and adults. This article discusses heart surgeries for adults. For more information about heart surgeries for children, see the Diseases and Conditions Index articles on congenital heart defects, holes in the heart, and tetralogy of Fallot.

The most common type of heart surgery for adults is coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). During CABG, surgeons use healthy arteries or veins taken from another part of the body to bypass (that is, go around) blocked arteries. CABG relieves chest pain and reduces the risk of heart attack.
Study could help surgeons choose best approaches for hearing preservation in cochlear implant patients

Study could help surgeons choose best approaches for hearing preservation in cochlear implant patients

Innate immune cells of myeloid lineage play central role in AD pathogenesis than previously thought

Innate immune cells of myeloid lineage play central role in AD pathogenesis than previously thought

Study suggests sons of older fathers have characteristics of ‘geeks’

Study suggests sons of older fathers have characteristics of ‘geeks’

Early life stress encodes lifelong susceptibility to depression through alterations in brain reward region

Early life stress encodes lifelong susceptibility to depression through alterations in brain reward region

JHH Nutrition Score can help quickly identify heart surgery patients at risk for malnutrition

JHH Nutrition Score can help quickly identify heart surgery patients at risk for malnutrition

Roche to showcase new solutions for lab innovation at EuroMedLab

Roche to showcase new solutions for lab innovation at EuroMedLab

FDA approves expanded use of Sapien 3 THV as valve-in-valve treatment for high-risk patients

FDA approves expanded use of Sapien 3 THV as valve-in-valve treatment for high-risk patients

Differences in uptake of toxins, nutritional elements during late pregnancy and early life linked to ASD risk

Differences in uptake of toxins, nutritional elements during late pregnancy and early life linked to ASD risk

Repeated exposure to anesthesia early in life impairs visual recognition memory

Repeated exposure to anesthesia early in life impairs visual recognition memory

Biomarkers in the teeth of orangutans provide new understanding of human breast-feeding evolution

Biomarkers in the teeth of orangutans provide new understanding of human breast-feeding evolution

New clinical study compares catheter-assisted therapy with surgical treatment for aortic valve stenosis

New clinical study compares catheter-assisted therapy with surgical treatment for aortic valve stenosis

Study finds effective treatment approach for preserving long-term vision in patients with severe uveitis

Study finds effective treatment approach for preserving long-term vision in patients with severe uveitis

Study shows how influenza A hijacks human cellular machinery to replicate

Study shows how influenza A hijacks human cellular machinery to replicate

New research identifies immunotherapy targets to offer hope for early-stage lung cancer patients

New research identifies immunotherapy targets to offer hope for early-stage lung cancer patients

Study: Patients operated by higher volume mitral surgeons experience lower mortality and reoperations

Study: Patients operated by higher volume mitral surgeons experience lower mortality and reoperations

IU researchers discover new therapy with potential to reverse damage from acute kidney injury

IU researchers discover new therapy with potential to reverse damage from acute kidney injury

Mount Sinai recognized as ‘Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality’ in HEI survey

Mount Sinai recognized as ‘Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality’ in HEI survey

Assuring Medical Equipment Reliability; The Role of Medical Connectors

Assuring Medical Equipment Reliability; The Role of Medical Connectors

Researchers show how dengue virus employs multiple tactics to evade immune detection

Researchers show how dengue virus employs multiple tactics to evade immune detection

New study reveals sympathetic nervous system as main driver of thermogenesis

New study reveals sympathetic nervous system as main driver of thermogenesis