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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.
Novel 3D printing workflow helps predict leaky heart valves

Novel 3D printing workflow helps predict leaky heart valves

Mount Sinai researcher awarded $2.5 million to advance understanding of neurodegenerative diseases

Mount Sinai researcher awarded $2.5 million to advance understanding of neurodegenerative diseases

Sema4, Mount Sinai, Sanofi announce launch of new collaborative asthma study

Sema4, Mount Sinai, Sanofi announce launch of new collaborative asthma study

Researchers shed light on molecular mechanisms of heart valvular disease

Researchers shed light on molecular mechanisms of heart valvular disease

Study evaluates second-hand marijuana smoke exposure among children

Study evaluates second-hand marijuana smoke exposure among children

Researchers develop tool that speeds up analysis and publication of biomedical data

Researchers develop tool that speeds up analysis and publication of biomedical data

Miniature pacemakers aim to make heart procedures for infants less invasive, more efficient

Miniature pacemakers aim to make heart procedures for infants less invasive, more efficient

AI in medical space must be carefully tested for performance across wide range of populations

AI in medical space must be carefully tested for performance across wide range of populations

4TECH successfully completes first two implantations of TriCinch Coil tricuspid valve repair system

4TECH successfully completes first two implantations of TriCinch Coil tricuspid valve repair system

Researchers find key differences in brains of males and females with schizophrenia

Researchers find key differences in brains of males and females with schizophrenia

Individual heart cells respond differently to high blood pressure

Individual heart cells respond differently to high blood pressure

Individual cells within the same heart cope differently with high blood pressure, study shows

Individual cells within the same heart cope differently with high blood pressure, study shows

People overestimate benefits and underestimate risks of medical procedures, shows research

People overestimate benefits and underestimate risks of medical procedures, shows research

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