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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.
Participation of family members in basic care enhances healing of hospitalized patients

Participation of family members in basic care enhances healing of hospitalized patients

CHLA participates in clinical trial using stem cells to treat rare congenital heart defect

CHLA participates in clinical trial using stem cells to treat rare congenital heart defect

Novel grape-derived compounds could be developed as therapeutic agents for treatment of depression

Novel grape-derived compounds could be developed as therapeutic agents for treatment of depression

Research can be first step in harnessing power of artificial intelligence to interpret medical scans

Research can be first step in harnessing power of artificial intelligence to interpret medical scans

Mount Sinai study uncovers potential link between poor diet and back injuries

Mount Sinai study uncovers potential link between poor diet and back injuries

Mount Sinai Health System opens new state-of-the-art medical practice in Florida

Mount Sinai Health System opens new state-of-the-art medical practice in Florida

Mount Sinai Health System announces opening of new, full-service urgent care center in Dumbo

Mount Sinai Health System announces opening of new, full-service urgent care center in Dumbo

Computer-based speech analysis has potential to improve prediction of psychosis

Computer-based speech analysis has potential to improve prediction of psychosis

New clinical practice guideline provides recommendations for use of anticoagulants during heart surgery

New clinical practice guideline provides recommendations for use of anticoagulants during heart surgery

Mount Sinai study uncovers potential link between Crohn's and Parkinson's in Jewish population

Mount Sinai study uncovers potential link between Crohn's and Parkinson's in Jewish population

Study finds genetic variations linked to BMI and obesity risk

Study finds genetic variations linked to BMI and obesity risk

Increased rate of language delay in girls linked to acetaminophen use by mothers during pregnancy

Increased rate of language delay in girls linked to acetaminophen use by mothers during pregnancy

Researchers uncover powerful new model for studying hallmark of vascular disease

Researchers uncover powerful new model for studying hallmark of vascular disease

Macrophages play major role in helping early breast cancer cells spread even before tumor develops

Macrophages play major role in helping early breast cancer cells spread even before tumor develops

Study opens up new avenues for stopping calcific aortic valve disease

Study opens up new avenues for stopping calcific aortic valve disease

Study finds racial differences in hospice care between African American and white patients

Study finds racial differences in hospice care between African American and white patients

New blood test accurately forecasts advanced heart failure patients’ survival after surgery

New blood test accurately forecasts advanced heart failure patients’ survival after surgery

Mount Sinai study uses adaptive optics to examine retinal eye damage from solar eclipse

Mount Sinai study uses adaptive optics to examine retinal eye damage from solar eclipse

Mount Sinai surgeons use BABA technique to remove metastatic cancer in the lateral neck

Mount Sinai surgeons use BABA technique to remove metastatic cancer in the lateral neck

Study establishes link between working memory and physical health, lifestyle choices

Study establishes link between working memory and physical health, lifestyle choices