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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.
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Mount Sinai ophthalmologists share tips for early detection of glaucoma

Mount Sinai ophthalmologists share tips for early detection of glaucoma

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A key-hole procedure to treat foot and ankle disorder decreases pain, improves patient outcomes

Mount Sinai physicians emphasize the importance of early detection, treatment of thyroid disease

Mount Sinai physicians emphasize the importance of early detection, treatment of thyroid disease

Study may lead to increased use of donor hearts for transplantation

Study may lead to increased use of donor hearts for transplantation

Mount Sinai awarded more than $10 million in federal funding for research on glioblastoma

Mount Sinai awarded more than $10 million in federal funding for research on glioblastoma

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Reports of patients’ deaths linked to heart devices lurk below radar

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New review provides guidance to address gaps in transgender health care

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Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital receives new grant to support "Paws & Play" program

Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital receives new grant to support "Paws & Play" program

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Mount Sinai receives $1 million grant to advance understanding of prostate cancer

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UTHealth expert successfully performs surgery on patient with heart problems

UTHealth expert successfully performs surgery on patient with heart problems

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