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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.
Minimally invasive treatment fixes hole in the heart

Minimally invasive treatment fixes hole in the heart

Flash fire in patient's chest cavity during emergency heart surgery

Flash fire in patient's chest cavity during emergency heart surgery

Heart patient at Loyola Medicine makes a $1.5 million gift to advance cardiology treatments

Heart patient at Loyola Medicine makes a $1.5 million gift to advance cardiology treatments

Mount Sinai receives highest quality rating for adult cardiac valve surgery

Mount Sinai receives highest quality rating for adult cardiac valve surgery

Cannabidiol reduces cue-induced craving and anxiety in individuals with history of heroin abuse

Cannabidiol reduces cue-induced craving and anxiety in individuals with history of heroin abuse

Civil status, education, and income associated with post-bypass survival

Civil status, education, and income associated with post-bypass survival

Using 3D-printed models to improve cardiovascular care

Using 3D-printed models to improve cardiovascular care

PPDC announces seed grants to develop medical devices for children

PPDC announces seed grants to develop medical devices for children

Study shows significant mortality benefit with CABG over percutaneous coronary intervention

Study shows significant mortality benefit with CABG over percutaneous coronary intervention

Mount Sinai study provides fresh insights into cellular pathways that cause cancer

Mount Sinai study provides fresh insights into cellular pathways that cause cancer

USC Norris study focuses on reducing financial barriers to clinical trial enrollment

USC Norris study focuses on reducing financial barriers to clinical trial enrollment

Study finds significant delays in reporting human cases of West Nile virus

Study finds significant delays in reporting human cases of West Nile virus

Final report from manufacturer KCI indicates greater benefit of NPWT

Final report from manufacturer KCI indicates greater benefit of NPWT

New Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health launched at Mount Sinai

New Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health launched at Mount Sinai

Researchers show potential of biomimicry to grow prevascularized tissues for cardiac patches

Researchers show potential of biomimicry to grow prevascularized tissues for cardiac patches

FDA chief calls for release of all data tracking problems with medical devices

FDA chief calls for release of all data tracking problems with medical devices

Early treatment of patients with severe aortic stenosis may be better than watch-and-wait approach

Early treatment of patients with severe aortic stenosis may be better than watch-and-wait approach

Researchers identify a more effective treatment for cancer

Researchers identify a more effective treatment for cancer

ACC/AHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease released

ACC/AHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease released

TAVR procedure safe in patients with unusual valve anatomy

TAVR procedure safe in patients with unusual valve anatomy