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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.
Researchers succeed in beating-heart surgery to repair mitral valve

Researchers succeed in beating-heart surgery to repair mitral valve

A broken heart for Valentine’s Day turns to healing

A broken heart for Valentine’s Day turns to healing

Experts call for new graphic warnings to be added to cigarette packages

Experts call for new graphic warnings to be added to cigarette packages

Columbia researcher aims to uncover reasons behind health inequities in children after heart surgery

Columbia researcher aims to uncover reasons behind health inequities in children after heart surgery

Behavioral therapy assisted by a smartphone app helps patients with binge eating disorders

Behavioral therapy assisted by a smartphone app helps patients with binge eating disorders

Study clarifies pros and cons of open-heart surgery versus TAVR for treating aortic stenosis

Study clarifies pros and cons of open-heart surgery versus TAVR for treating aortic stenosis

Mount Sinai cardiologists share tips to prevent and lower risk of cardiac events

Mount Sinai cardiologists share tips to prevent and lower risk of cardiac events

Research favors the use of surgical aortic valve replacement in young and middle-aged adults

Research favors the use of surgical aortic valve replacement in young and middle-aged adults

Patients can be discharged 3 days after open heart surgery without increased risk for complications

Patients can be discharged 3 days after open heart surgery without increased risk for complications

Mount Sinai surgeons perform first-ever spinal tethering surgery in New York City

Mount Sinai surgeons perform first-ever spinal tethering surgery in New York City

Study tracks milestones in the history of human disease genetics

Study tracks milestones in the history of human disease genetics

Implementation of combined pediatric observation unit improves patient outcomes, satisfaction

Implementation of combined pediatric observation unit improves patient outcomes, satisfaction

Landmark study identifies 102 genes associated with autism risk

Landmark study identifies 102 genes associated with autism risk

New Distinguished Scholar Award aims to mitigate gender gaps in medical research

New Distinguished Scholar Award aims to mitigate gender gaps in medical research

World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers found to have increased leukemia incidence

World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers found to have increased leukemia incidence

Mount Sinai ophthalmologists share tips for early detection of glaucoma

Mount Sinai ophthalmologists share tips for early detection of glaucoma

A key-hole procedure to treat foot and ankle disorder decreases pain, improves patient outcomes

A key-hole procedure to treat foot and ankle disorder decreases pain, improves patient outcomes

Mount Sinai physicians emphasize the importance of early detection, treatment of thyroid disease

Mount Sinai physicians emphasize the importance of early detection, treatment of thyroid disease

Study may lead to increased use of donor hearts for transplantation

Study may lead to increased use of donor hearts for transplantation

Mount Sinai awarded more than $10 million in federal funding for research on glioblastoma

Mount Sinai awarded more than $10 million in federal funding for research on glioblastoma