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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.
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center to open to patients in February

Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center to open to patients in February

SCA begins new initiative to make 'error-free' cardiac surgery a reality

SCA begins new initiative to make 'error-free' cardiac surgery a reality

Physician attributes sudden death in young athletes to inherited heart diseases

Physician attributes sudden death in young athletes to inherited heart diseases

Simbionix introduces new module for ANGIO Mentor simulator

Simbionix introduces new module for ANGIO Mentor simulator

Open heart surgery without any blood transfusion on a 2-year-old with complex blue baby syndrome

Open heart surgery without any blood transfusion on a 2-year-old with complex blue baby syndrome

Pre-Med Professional Magnet program for students interested in medicine and healthcare announced

Pre-Med Professional Magnet program for students interested in medicine and healthcare announced

Studies suggest ways to prevent post-surgical infections in hospitals

Studies suggest ways to prevent post-surgical infections in hospitals

Research into "chemical chaperone" may lead to new treatments for heart attacks

Research into "chemical chaperone" may lead to new treatments for heart attacks

SIRIUS XM Radio to broadcast medical breakthroughs and milestones of the last ten years

SIRIUS XM Radio to broadcast medical breakthroughs and milestones of the last ten years

Sharing Miracles: A TV program that features inspirational stories of real patients

Sharing Miracles: A TV program that features inspirational stories of real patients

Second successful phrenic nerve decompression surgery

Second successful phrenic nerve decompression surgery

Neurologist performs catheter procedure on stroke patient

Neurologist performs catheter procedure on stroke patient

MAQUET Cardiovascular signs single source provider contract with Novation for its VASOVIEW EVH System

MAQUET Cardiovascular signs single source provider contract with Novation for its VASOVIEW EVH System

French team develops robotic technology to operate on a beating heart

French team develops robotic technology to operate on a beating heart

On-X Life Technologies, Cleveland Clinic enter into an exclusive worldwide license agreement

On-X Life Technologies, Cleveland Clinic enter into an exclusive worldwide license agreement

MHI performs its first Amptlazer- Cardiac Plug implant

MHI performs its first Amptlazer- Cardiac Plug implant

MHI team performs catheter implantation of the new Amptlazer Cardiac Plug prosthesis

MHI team performs catheter implantation of the new Amptlazer Cardiac Plug prosthesis

MAQUET Cardiovascular signs a two-year contract with Novation

MAQUET Cardiovascular signs a two-year contract with Novation

UCH’s Cardiac & Vascular Center now offers treatment with CardiacAssist's TandemHeart System

UCH’s Cardiac & Vascular Center now offers treatment with CardiacAssist's TandemHeart System

Pediatric data for Pfizer's Lipitor submitted to the EMEA

Pediatric data for Pfizer's Lipitor submitted to the EMEA