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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.
Hospitals battle for control over fast-growing heart-valve procedure

Hospitals battle for control over fast-growing heart-valve procedure

Mount Sinai study could transform treatment for patients with retinal degenerative diseases

Mount Sinai study could transform treatment for patients with retinal degenerative diseases

Researchers identify way to grow immune cells at large scale for preventing cancer reoccurrence

Researchers identify way to grow immune cells at large scale for preventing cancer reoccurrence

Innovative oncofertility program launched by RMA of New York and Mount Sinai Health System

Innovative oncofertility program launched by RMA of New York and Mount Sinai Health System

NIH grant for Mount Sinai to study use of inhaled corticosteroids for treatment of sickle cell disease

NIH grant for Mount Sinai to study use of inhaled corticosteroids for treatment of sickle cell disease

Keck Medicine of USC's hospitals ranked among nation's best for the 10th consecutive year

Keck Medicine of USC's hospitals ranked among nation's best for the 10th consecutive year

Mono-antiplatelet therapy after aortic heart valve replacements may work as well as two drugs

Mono-antiplatelet therapy after aortic heart valve replacements may work as well as two drugs

Switching anti-psychotic drugs in first-episode schizophrenia patients does not improve clinical outcomes

Switching anti-psychotic drugs in first-episode schizophrenia patients does not improve clinical outcomes

AI platform identifies acute neurological illnesses faster than human diagnosis

AI platform identifies acute neurological illnesses faster than human diagnosis

NIH awards $6.5 million to establish multi-institution biomedical technology resource center

NIH awards $6.5 million to establish multi-institution biomedical technology resource center

RNA and DNA sequencing platform matches broader swath of drugs to late-stage cancer patients

RNA and DNA sequencing platform matches broader swath of drugs to late-stage cancer patients

World's major heart surgery organizations call for effective strategies to treat rheumatic heart disease

World's major heart surgery organizations call for effective strategies to treat rheumatic heart disease

New drug cocktails make targeted cancer therapies more efficient with less side effects

New drug cocktails make targeted cancer therapies more efficient with less side effects

Simplified, standardized approaches may help open heart surgery patients live longer

Simplified, standardized approaches may help open heart surgery patients live longer

The Mount Sinai Hospital receives accreditation as geriatric emergency department

The Mount Sinai Hospital receives accreditation as geriatric emergency department

Frailty associated with poor survival rates in young heart patients

Frailty associated with poor survival rates in young heart patients

Mount Sinai study identifies potential new treatment target for aggressive bladder cancer

Mount Sinai study identifies potential new treatment target for aggressive bladder cancer

Smidt Heart Institute patient is first in the United States to receive new device to fix leaky heart valve

Smidt Heart Institute patient is first in the United States to receive new device to fix leaky heart valve

Computational biological models help uncover wealth of knowledge about atherosclerosis

Computational biological models help uncover wealth of knowledge about atherosclerosis

Mount Sinai study could help doctors to better understand and manage diseases affecting the larynx

Mount Sinai study could help doctors to better understand and manage diseases affecting the larynx