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Heart Bipass Surgery

Were you looking for information on Open Heart Surgery? Heart bipass surgery is a common misspelling and variation of open heart surgery.
During open heart surgery (also called heart bypass surgery), a blood vessel is taken from somewhere else in your body and used to bypass a damaged or blocked vessel in your heart. Each of your blocked coronary arteries will be carefully inspected, and your surgeon will determine the ideal place to attach the new vessel. In most cases, the vessel will be sewn to an area below the blockage and then to a location in the aorta.
This surgery is performed in the hospital, with the average hospital stay ranging from four to seven days. Complications of open heart surgery can include infection, bleeding, a heart attack, or even loss of life. It is important to be informed about these potential complications, as well as your particular risk for complications, before undergoing open heart surgery.
(Click Open Heart Surgery for the full eMedTV article on this topic. This article provides information on how to prepare for open heart surgery and the importance of talking with your healthcare provider about your risk for major complications. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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