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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.
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Mount Sinai receives $1 million grant to advance understanding of prostate cancer

Mount Sinai receives $1 million grant to advance understanding of prostate cancer

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UTHealth expert successfully performs surgery on patient with heart problems

UTHealth expert successfully performs surgery on patient with heart problems

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Mount Sinai launches new mobile precision wellness iPhone app

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Mount Sinai hosts Fourth Annual Prostate Cancer Research Gala

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