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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 explore whether open heart surgery affects cognitive abilities

Researchers explore whether open heart surgery affects cognitive abilities

Computational model helps predict immune response in patients undergoing heart surgery

Computational model helps predict immune response in patients undergoing heart surgery

Day of discharge after heart surgery does not affect hospital readmissions

Day of discharge after heart surgery does not affect hospital readmissions

Researchers design modeling system to infer relationships between genes, drugs, and their environment

Researchers design modeling system to infer relationships between genes, drugs, and their environment

Study: Mastectomy does not completely eliminate need for future breast imaging

Study: Mastectomy does not completely eliminate need for future breast imaging

Excessive use of erectile-dysfunction medication could lead to long-term vision problems

Excessive use of erectile-dysfunction medication could lead to long-term vision problems

TEAD1 protein appears to be important regulator of tumor migration in glioblastoma

TEAD1 protein appears to be important regulator of tumor migration in glioblastoma

New project aims to develop strategies for more durable animal-derived heart valves

New project aims to develop strategies for more durable animal-derived heart valves

Henry Ford Hospital cardiologists are first in the U.S. to implant device for hard-to-treat angina

Henry Ford Hospital cardiologists are first in the U.S. to implant device for hard-to-treat angina

Mesoblast’s MPC therapy for children featured at symposium for congenital heart disease

Mesoblast’s MPC therapy for children featured at symposium for congenital heart disease

Lung cancer patients treated with invasive surgery more likely to become chronic opioid users

Lung cancer patients treated with invasive surgery more likely to become chronic opioid users

Ancora Heart announces positive data of study evaluating AccuCinch Ventricular Repair System

Ancora Heart announces positive data of study evaluating AccuCinch Ventricular Repair System

EFS checklist provides user-friendly tool for evaluating feeding skills in preterm infants

EFS checklist provides user-friendly tool for evaluating feeding skills in preterm infants

Study offers solid link between visceral organs and brain’s reward, motivation system

Study offers solid link between visceral organs and brain’s reward, motivation system

Study: Women exposed to trauma in their lives gave birth to underweight male infants

Study: Women exposed to trauma in their lives gave birth to underweight male infants

New device to treat acute coronary artery perforations approved by FDA

New device to treat acute coronary artery perforations approved by FDA

Clinical trial provides 'strong signal' that TAVR is safe for patients with low surgical risk

Clinical trial provides 'strong signal' that TAVR is safe for patients with low surgical risk

Researchers discover reason why many bladder cancer patients do not respond to immunotherapy

Researchers discover reason why many bladder cancer patients do not respond to immunotherapy

Tips to know your ovarian cancer risk and symptoms

Tips to know your ovarian cancer risk and symptoms

Heart scans for patients with chest pains could save thousands of lives, suggests study

Heart scans for patients with chest pains could save thousands of lives, suggests study