Bypass surgery treats symptoms of coronary heart disease. That happens when a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the arteries in your heart and blocks blood and oxygen from reaching it.
You may feel things like:
There are various treatment options for coronary heart disease like:
Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), also known as heart bypass or open heart surgery is a procedure where a healthy blood vessel (artery or vein) from arm, chest or leg is used to bypass narrowed coronary arteries to restore normal blood flow to the heart muscles.
It is done when medications have failed to relieve the symptoms and there are multiple blockages in more than one artery and angioplasty is not a good option.