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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 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

Low-dose ketamine is safe and effective to treat children with ADNP syndrome, study suggests

Low-dose ketamine is safe and effective to treat children with ADNP syndrome, study suggests

Study shows encouraging therapeutic options for patients with relapsed multiple myeloma

Study shows encouraging therapeutic options for patients with relapsed multiple myeloma

New risk assessment tool predicts mortality for atrial fibrillation patients after completion of TAVR

New risk assessment tool predicts mortality for atrial fibrillation patients after completion of TAVR

Three-drug medication effective in preventing recurrent cardiovascular events after a heart attack

Three-drug medication effective in preventing recurrent cardiovascular events after a heart attack

Hackensack Meridian Health becomes second in the world to implant Impella Bridge-to-Recovery heart pump

Hackensack Meridian Health becomes second in the world to implant Impella Bridge-to-Recovery heart pump

UW cardiologists employ catheter-delivered device to retrieve a benign tumor from the heart

UW cardiologists employ catheter-delivered device to retrieve a benign tumor from the heart

Mount Sinai and Regeneron Genetics Center launch a new human genome sequencing research project

Mount Sinai and Regeneron Genetics Center launch a new human genome sequencing research project

Mount Sinai receives $500,000 SU2C grant to identify therapeutic combinations for KRAS-mutant lung cancers

Mount Sinai receives $500,000 SU2C grant to identify therapeutic combinations for KRAS-mutant lung cancers

Discovery could prevent insulin resistance and have significant benefits for people with type 2 diabetes

Discovery could prevent insulin resistance and have significant benefits for people with type 2 diabetes

New, non-invasive imaging method may help detect an early indicator of glaucoma

New, non-invasive imaging method may help detect an early indicator of glaucoma

NYU Langone ranked as the top academic health system in the U.S.

NYU Langone ranked as the top academic health system in the U.S.

Black patients have higher risk of advanced vision loss after glaucoma diagnosis compared to whites

Black patients have higher risk of advanced vision loss after glaucoma diagnosis compared to whites