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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 first in New York to offer telehealth services for low-acuity patients who call 911

Mount Sinai first in New York to offer telehealth services for low-acuity patients who call 911

Low-dose CT screening improves survival rate of lung cancer patients

Low-dose CT screening improves survival rate of lung cancer patients

New method can protect organs during heart and aortic surgery

New method can protect organs during heart and aortic surgery

Study helps understand the basis of sex differences in SARS-CoV-2 infection

Study helps understand the basis of sex differences in SARS-CoV-2 infection

Administering steroids during heart surgery does not improve post-operative outcomes in infants

Administering steroids during heart surgery does not improve post-operative outcomes in infants

New study provides more clarity about giving steroids during pediatric open-heart surgery

New study provides more clarity about giving steroids during pediatric open-heart surgery

Researchers identify therapies for multiple myeloma patients whose cancer relapses after CAR-T

Researchers identify therapies for multiple myeloma patients whose cancer relapses after CAR-T

Sophisticated tool helps measure exposure levels to PFAS

Sophisticated tool helps measure exposure levels to PFAS

Study provides more nuanced insights into RNA modifications by A-to-I editing during brain development

Study provides more nuanced insights into RNA modifications by A-to-I editing during brain development

BCRF renews funding to support the development of novel therapeutics for triple-negative breast cancer

BCRF renews funding to support the development of novel therapeutics for triple-negative breast cancer

Study finds persistent disparities in access to prenatal care among pregnant people

Study finds persistent disparities in access to prenatal care among pregnant people

New study highlights how pain management practices are changing after surgery

New study highlights how pain management practices are changing after surgery

Researchers identify a new gene essential to colon cancer growth

Researchers identify a new gene essential to colon cancer growth

Molecular signature could be mechanistically related to bleeding risk after heart surgery

Molecular signature could be mechanistically related to bleeding risk after heart surgery

Mount Sinai study suggests significant role of reactive oxygen species in maintaining healthy intestines

Mount Sinai study suggests significant role of reactive oxygen species in maintaining healthy intestines

Emergency dialysis during hospitalization for surgery predicts unfavorable outcomes

Emergency dialysis during hospitalization for surgery predicts unfavorable outcomes

Mount Sinai researchers use unbiased AI-based method to study the causes of cognitive impairment

Mount Sinai researchers use unbiased AI-based method to study the causes of cognitive impairment

Winners of the 2022 CURE-19 Research Pilot Grants announced

Winners of the 2022 CURE-19 Research Pilot Grants announced

Research could lead to a new therapeutic option for patients with bladder cancer

Research could lead to a new therapeutic option for patients with bladder cancer

Minimally invasive procedure enables patients to be out of the hospital within a few days

Minimally invasive procedure enables patients to be out of the hospital within a few days