Coronary artery bypass surgery also known as coronary artery bypass graft cabg pronounced cabbage surgery and colloquially heart bypass or bypass surgery is a surgical procedure to restore normal blood flow to an obstructed coronary artery. Coronary artery bypass grafting cabg is a type of surgery that improves blood flow to the heart surgeons use cabg to treat people who have severe coronary heart disease chd chd is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque plak builds up inside the coronary arteries. Coronary artery bypass grafting cabg is a type of surgery that improves blood flow to the heart its used for people who have severe coronary heart disease chd also called coronary artery disease chd is a condition in which a substance called plaque plak builds up inside the coronary arteries. Coronary artery bypass graft cabg surgery reestablishes sufficient blood flow to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscle the bypass graft for a cabg can be a vein from the leg or an inner chest wall artery. In coronary artery disease cad the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to your heart muscle grow hardened and narrowed you may try treatments such as lifestyle changes medicines and angioplasty a procedure to open the arteriesif these treatments dont help you may need coronary artery bypass surgery
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