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Off-Pump CABG

If the heart is no longer functioning properly due to atherosclerosis or another form of heart disease, bypass surgery may be recommended. With this procedure, a blood vessel from somewhere else in the body is removed and a graft created to bypass a vessel in the heart that has become damaged and blocked.
 
This procedure is carried out in two different ways: a traditional bypass surgery and an off-pump bypass surgery, also called an off-pump CABG (coronary artery bypass graft). With this latter procedure, the heart-lung machine is not used.
 
(Click Off-Pump Bypass Surgery to learn more about what happens during this procedure and what to expect afterward.)
 

Off-Pump CABG

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