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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.
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

Older adults receive more caregiver support at the end of life

Older adults receive more caregiver support at the end of life

3D-printed models could soon assist cardiologists in life-saving heart valve replacements

3D-printed models could soon assist cardiologists in life-saving heart valve replacements

Novel technique to monitor nerve function could transform the way doctors perform surgeries

Novel technique to monitor nerve function could transform the way doctors perform surgeries

Novel procedure to seal off lymphatic fluid leaks improves symptoms in patients with single-ventricle disease

Novel procedure to seal off lymphatic fluid leaks improves symptoms in patients with single-ventricle disease

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

Survivors of childhood diseases struggle to find care as adults

Survivors of childhood diseases struggle to find care as adults

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