Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting


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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Coronary Artery Bypass GraftingCoronary arteries are the blood vessels that deliver blood to heart muscle tissue. When atherosclerotic plaque builds up on the wall of the coronary arteries, the result is coronary artery disease. Plaque accumulations can be accelerated by smoking, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and diabetes. In some cases, patients with coronary artery disease can be treated with a minimally invasive procedure called an angioplasty. During an angioplasty, a stent is placed inside the vessel to increase the lumen diameter and to hold the vessel open. When that procedure is not possible, the patient may be a candidate for a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. CABG surgery is performed about 350,000 times each year in the United States. When a patient u…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export