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.The most common type of heart surgery for adults is coronary artery bypass grafting CABG.
Reason for the Procedure Increases the pumping motion of the heart. In addition to an 8- to inch scar down the center of your chest, splitting of the breastbone leads to a lengthy recovery time of eight to 12 weeks, as well as a prolonged delay before you will return to normal daily activities.
Cardiac Procedures and Surgeries
Heart Transplant What the Procedure Does Removes a diseased heart and replaces it with a healthy human heart when a heart is irreversibly damaged. While it may be difficult to focus on next steps, in fact, you may have several choices to make, including which hospital and which surgeon to go to, and which procedure to choose.
Cardiomyoplasty What the Procedure Does An experimental procedure in which skeletal muscles are taken from a patient's back or abdomen. Learning as much as possible about your surgical options, including minimally invasive alternatives to traditional open surgery, may ease some of your concerns.