Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery - Critical Illness
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery or CABG is a type of surgery that improves the flow of blood to your heart. This surgery is advised when a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart. Accumulation and hardening of plaque inside the arteries may reduce the flow of blood to the heart leading to discomfort or chest pain. During CABG, a healthy artery or vein is extracted from other body part and grafted to the blocked coronary artery for creating a new path ensuring the blood flows to the heart muscle.
CABG is the most common open heart surgery performed. The recovery period varies from person to person. During this period the patient needs utmost care and attention. It impacts their ability to earn their livelihood for some time.