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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.
Disruption of blood sugar levels after heart surgery is common

Disruption of blood sugar levels after heart surgery is common

HealthGrades releases Fifth Annual HealthGrades Women's Health in American Hospitals study

HealthGrades releases Fifth Annual HealthGrades Women's Health in American Hospitals study

BHF Help a Heart Campaign aims to raise £1.5 million pounds in June to achieve pioneering heart research solutions

BHF Help a Heart Campaign aims to raise £1.5 million pounds in June to achieve pioneering heart research solutions

Having heart surgery? Watch your blood sugar

Having heart surgery? Watch your blood sugar

Study identifies most costly adverse events in children's hospitals

Study identifies most costly adverse events in children's hospitals

NewYork-Presbyterian ranks top in U.S. News children's hospital survery

NewYork-Presbyterian ranks top in U.S. News children's hospital survery

Remaining stocks of Trasylol removed

Remaining stocks of Trasylol removed

Researchers unravel heparin death mystery

Researchers unravel heparin death mystery

Experimental study on most common form of heart valve disease in Western countries may lead to new treatments

Experimental study on most common form of heart valve disease in Western countries may lead to new treatments

Non-surgical heart valve replacement procedure permits swift recovery and discharge from hospital

Non-surgical heart valve replacement procedure permits swift recovery and discharge from hospital

New devices and research for mechanical circulatory support in pediatrics

New devices and research for mechanical circulatory support in pediatrics

Life after coronary bypass surgery

Life after coronary bypass surgery

Australian blood expert calls for changes in the way blood is stored

Australian blood expert calls for changes in the way blood is stored

New techniques for detecting blood clots/air bubbles in arteries

New techniques for detecting blood clots/air bubbles in arteries

Problems with blood thinning drug could originate in China

Problems with blood thinning drug could originate in China

Warning about deaths and serious reactions linked to blood thinning drug heparin

Warning about deaths and serious reactions linked to blood thinning drug heparin

A new anatomical teaching aid

A new anatomical teaching aid

New biodegradable film reduces scarring following open heart surgery

New biodegradable film reduces scarring following open heart surgery

National study will look at German-made heart pump for children needing heart transplants

National study will look at German-made heart pump for children needing heart transplants

Stress causes whole body deterioration

Stress causes whole body deterioration