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Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is a procedure that aims to treat a condition called coronary heart disease (CHD) or coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is a condition in which your coronary arteries have narrowed (coronary arteries are the blood vessels that bring oxygen as well as other nutrients to the muscle of the heart). CABG works by bypassing the narrowed or blocked coronary arteries to increase oxygen and the flow of blood to the heart.
The full recovery period for coronary artery bypass graft can take up to twelve weeks. You can get back to most of your daily activities within 4-6 weeks, such as driving, working (if your job is not physically demanding), as well as having sex.
CABG is one of the most common operations performed by cardiac surgeons and is considered safe and effective. But, as with all kinds of surgery, it carries some side effects and complications, such as irregular heartbeat, wound infection, bleeding, blood clots, infection, pneumonia, breathing problems, kidney failure, pancreatitis, failure of the graft, stroke, heart attack, and very rarely death.