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How serious is heart blockage surgery?

My friend will have heart blockage surgery. How serious it it?

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What is open heart surgery? Open heart surgery is any surgery in which the surgeon cuts open the chest to operate on the heart. Open heart surgery can treat a variety of diseases and conditions of the heart. Conditions commonly treated with open heart surgery include heart valve disease <>, birth defects of the heart, and coronary artery disease <>. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of heart attack. Open heart surgery is a common but major surgery with significant risks and potential complications. You may have less invasive treatment options. Consider getting a second opinion about all your treatment choices before having open heart Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), commonly called heart bypass surgery <>. CABG provides a new route around diseased coronary arteries with healthy vessels taken from other places in your body. This is the most common heart surgery in adults for heart block.
Heart bypass surgery can be very safe, but is dependent on many factors: patient illnesses (aka comorbidities), how functional they are, and the overall heart function. The institution matters as well. Surgeon, team and post surgical care. Chris Komanapalli