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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.
Mount Sinai study uses adaptive optics to examine retinal eye damage from solar eclipse

Mount Sinai study uses adaptive optics to examine retinal eye damage from solar eclipse

Mount Sinai surgeons use BABA technique to remove metastatic cancer in the lateral neck

Mount Sinai surgeons use BABA technique to remove metastatic cancer in the lateral neck

Study establishes link between working memory and physical health, lifestyle choices

Study establishes link between working memory and physical health, lifestyle choices

Study uncovers genes that drive peanut allergy reactions

Study uncovers genes that drive peanut allergy reactions

New optical ultrasound needle could help visualize heart tissue during keyhole procedures

New optical ultrasound needle could help visualize heart tissue during keyhole procedures

Study highlights need for more clinical trials to improve treatment of children with heart disease

Study highlights need for more clinical trials to improve treatment of children with heart disease

Mount Sinai researchers identify new therapeutic target for ER+ breast cancer

Mount Sinai researchers identify new therapeutic target for ER+ breast cancer

Obese older adults who survive heart surgery may live with greater degrees of functional decline

Obese older adults who survive heart surgery may live with greater degrees of functional decline

Novel mathematical model can predict how cancer patient will benefit from immunotherapies

Novel mathematical model can predict how cancer patient will benefit from immunotherapies

Diabetes awareness month: Mount Sinai experts share tips for disease prevention

Diabetes awareness month: Mount Sinai experts share tips for disease prevention

Pioneering heart device found to be safe and effective

Pioneering heart device found to be safe and effective

Researchers successfully treat cardiogenic shock using percutaneous auxiliary artificial heart

Researchers successfully treat cardiogenic shock using percutaneous auxiliary artificial heart

ACS recognizes contributions of five surgeons with Surgical Humanitarian and Volunteerism Awards

ACS recognizes contributions of five surgeons with Surgical Humanitarian and Volunteerism Awards

New urine test accurately detects patients at risk for kidney damage after heart surgery

New urine test accurately detects patients at risk for kidney damage after heart surgery

Mount Sinai Health System announces opening of new full-service urgent care center

Mount Sinai Health System announces opening of new full-service urgent care center

New procedure allows surgeons to reconstruct entire heart valves from patient’s own tissue

New procedure allows surgeons to reconstruct entire heart valves from patient’s own tissue

Minimally invasive valve replacement appears to provide durable remedy for people with heart disease

Minimally invasive valve replacement appears to provide durable remedy for people with heart disease

New device can monitor mitochondria in the heart to predict cardiac arrest

New device can monitor mitochondria in the heart to predict cardiac arrest

Cocaine users have ‘global impairment’ in brain area linked to impulse and self-control, study finds

Cocaine users have ‘global impairment’ in brain area linked to impulse and self-control, study finds

Review: Palliative care makes progress only in small subset of countries in Africa

Review: Palliative care makes progress only in small subset of countries in Africa