CABG


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CABG

abbr.
coronary artery bypass graft
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Noun1.CABG - open-heart surgery in which the rib cage is opened and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from the aorta to the coronary artery to bypass the blocked section of the coronary artery and improve the blood supply to the heart
open-heart surgery - heart surgery in which the rib cage is spread open, the heart is stopped and blood is detoured through a heart-lung machine while a heart valve or coronary artery is surgically repaired
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CABG

abbr coronary artery bypass graft. V. graft.
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Design, Setting, and Patients: Causes for readmission within 30 days were investigated for all patients discharged after CABG surgery in the state of New York form January 1, 1999.
The research shows that keeping the heart beating during the CABG procedure gives patients an improved chance of avoiding complications.
Of this group, 1829 were randomized; the remainder underwent the revascularization procedure selected by their physician, usually CABG.
Cordox(TM), a natural intermediate of anaerobic energy generation, is currently being evaluated in a Phase III clinical trial in sickle cell anemia patients and has recently completed Phase II clinical evaluation in CABG patients.
Twenty-nine percent of them had serious complications from the surgery, and 14 percent died while still in the hospital (compared to a less than 2 percent mortality rate from CABG surgery in younger patients).
More than 5000 CABG and 10,000 PCI were performed in Beijing Anzhen Hospital per year, and these surgeries have been expertly carried out since the 1990s.
The study looked at the results of using an internal thoracic artery (a blood vessel in the chest) and a saphenous vein (a blood vessel from the leg) for CABG.
KEY WORDS: Off-pump CABG, On-Pump CABG, Myocardial Infarction.
The CABG and PCI groups didn't differ significantly in 30-day rates of major bleeding or acute renal failure.
Information was obtained from 37 patients who received coronary catheterization and 47 patients who underwent elective CABG at baseline and three months after the interventions.
Internal mammary artery grafts have a greater than 90% patency 10 years after CABG with only 1% demonstrating significant atherosclerotic stenosis.
However, the role of CABG in the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) leading to heart failure has not been clearly established.