Coronary Bypass Surgery close up
The procedure is done when a person has one or more blocked coronary arteries, which have prevented the heart itself from getting an adequate blood supply. This is a life-saving surgery that corrects for the blockages and restores blood supply to the heart by rerouting the flow of blood. During the procedure, a synthetic tube or a portion of a blood vessel from elsewhere in the patient's body is sutured into a position on the coronary artery beyond the blockage, with the other end of the graft connected to a portion before the blockage, or on the aorta itself. The blood is now rerouted around the blockage and bloodflow can continue as it should.