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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.
Cardiovascular surgeons heal a patient’s aortic dissection

Cardiovascular surgeons heal a patient’s aortic dissection

Alarming number of life-threatening heart infections related to drug abuse

Alarming number of life-threatening heart infections related to drug abuse

Mount Sinai awarded $1.7 million to study how bladder cancer affects 'natural killer' cells

Mount Sinai awarded $1.7 million to study how bladder cancer affects 'natural killer' cells

Mount Sinai researchers discover drug resistance signature in Crohn's disease

Mount Sinai researchers discover drug resistance signature in Crohn's disease

Gold nanoparticles shown to safely, effectively ablate low- to intermediate-grade prostate tumors

Gold nanoparticles shown to safely, effectively ablate low- to intermediate-grade prostate tumors

Fasting reduces inflammation and improves chronic inflammatory diseases, study finds

Fasting reduces inflammation and improves chronic inflammatory diseases, study finds

New therapy found to be effective for patients with a particular type of bone marrow cancer

New therapy found to be effective for patients with a particular type of bone marrow cancer

Rutgers Health emergency physician offers tips to prevent pediatric vehicular deaths

Rutgers Health emergency physician offers tips to prevent pediatric vehicular deaths

Fluoride may reduce kidney and liver function among youth

Fluoride may reduce kidney and liver function among youth

New Milford Hospital’s Eating Well program offers comfort to patients and caregivers

New Milford Hospital’s Eating Well program offers comfort to patients and caregivers

Racial and ethnic disparities exist in palliative care use among hospitalized patients with ESKD

Racial and ethnic disparities exist in palliative care use among hospitalized patients with ESKD

Debunking the 'July effect' for heart surgery

Debunking the 'July effect' for heart surgery

New vaccine containing DNA and recombinant proteins may protect from HIV

New vaccine containing DNA and recombinant proteins may protect from HIV

Clinical study demonstrates potential of regenerative therapy for hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Clinical study demonstrates potential of regenerative therapy for hypoplastic left heart syndrome

New blood flow monitor has potential to save lives

New blood flow monitor has potential to save lives

Mount Sinai Health System partners with Workforce Opportunity Services to support veterans

Mount Sinai Health System partners with Workforce Opportunity Services to support veterans

Breaking the barriers for transgender health care

Breaking the barriers for transgender health care

Children's Colorado granted IAC's Cardiovascular Catheterization accreditation

Children's Colorado granted IAC's Cardiovascular Catheterization accreditation

Researchers estimate the prevalence of chronic pain among cancer survivors

Researchers estimate the prevalence of chronic pain among cancer survivors

Study reveals link between WTC dust and prostate cancer

Study reveals link between WTC dust and prostate cancer