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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.
New urine test accurately detects patients at risk for kidney damage after heart surgery

New urine test accurately detects patients at risk for kidney damage after heart surgery

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

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

New procedure allows surgeons to reconstruct entire heart valves from patient’s own tissue

New procedure allows surgeons to reconstruct entire heart valves from patient’s own tissue

Minimally invasive valve replacement appears to provide durable remedy for people with heart disease

Minimally invasive valve replacement appears to provide durable remedy for people with heart disease

New device can monitor mitochondria in the heart to predict cardiac arrest

New device can monitor mitochondria in the heart to predict cardiac arrest

Cocaine users have ‘global impairment’ in brain area linked to impulse and self-control, study finds

Cocaine users have ‘global impairment’ in brain area linked to impulse and self-control, study finds

Review: Palliative care makes progress only in small subset of countries in Africa

Review: Palliative care makes progress only in small subset of countries in Africa

Two distinct brain regions involve in decision-making process, research shows

Two distinct brain regions involve in decision-making process, research shows

Researchers provide approaches to optimize cardiovascular risk reduction for patients with SAMS

Researchers provide approaches to optimize cardiovascular risk reduction for patients with SAMS

Study: Left atrial appendage closure during open heart surgery protects against brain infarctions

Study: Left atrial appendage closure during open heart surgery protects against brain infarctions

Researchers identify new way to predict which TAVR patients may be at risk for rehospitalization

Researchers identify new way to predict which TAVR patients may be at risk for rehospitalization

What happens if you’re forced to switch health plans when you’re sick?

What happens if you’re forced to switch health plans when you’re sick?

PinnacleHealth’s new technology helps protect patients from risk of stroke during TAVR

PinnacleHealth’s new technology helps protect patients from risk of stroke during TAVR

Researchers uncover brain mechanism that makes high risk people resilient to bipolar disorder

Researchers uncover brain mechanism that makes high risk people resilient to bipolar disorder

Researchers develop injectable tissue patch to repair damaged heart

Researchers develop injectable tissue patch to repair damaged heart

Mount Sinai experts offer tips on knowing risks and detecting symptoms of ovarian cancer

Mount Sinai experts offer tips on knowing risks and detecting symptoms of ovarian cancer

Obese patients tend to require additional ICU services after heart surgery

Obese patients tend to require additional ICU services after heart surgery

Mount Sinai and Contessa Health join hands to extend hospital-level care at home program

Mount Sinai and Contessa Health join hands to extend hospital-level care at home program

Mount Sinai Health System honored with 2017 Most Wired award

Mount Sinai Health System honored with 2017 Most Wired award

DNA links deadly germs, tainted heart surgery devices to German factory

DNA links deadly germs, tainted heart surgery devices to German factory