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Open heart bypass surgery is used to treat coronary artery disease or heart disease. CAD causes blockage in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. Heart bypass surgery or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery makes a new route for blood to flow around a blocked area of the coronary artery.
During open heart surgery, your cardiac surgeon will make a large incision in your breastbone to get to your heart. There two types of open heart bypass surgery include:
Find a cardiologist or cardiac surgeon or call 702.616.4900 to consult with a specialist at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican about your options for open heart surgery in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV.
Open heart bypass surgery is performed to restore normal blood flow to the heart muscle. This reduces the risk of a heart attack and may be used if angioplasty and stenting isn’t the right choice for you, depending on these factors:
Heart bypass surgery is also an emergency treatment for a heart attack.
Before your surgery at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican, you will receive specific instructions from your care team. You may also need to:
Your recovery from open heart bypass surgery can take up to six hours and may require you to stay several days in the hospital. Most people return to work within six weeks, but you can ask your doctor about returning to normal activities. Cardiac rehabilitation will help you regain strength. We also offer a variety of heart and vascular support groups. Full recovery can take 12 weeks.
Open heart bypass surgery can’t prevent future problems with your coronary arteries. You can reduce your risk by exercising, eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking, and reducing stress.
Take our heart health assessment to learn ways to improve your heart health.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican offers complete care for patients undergoing open heart surgery in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.