Cardiac Bypass

For patients with severe coronary artery disease, CAMC and its skilled cardiovascular surgeons offer a variety of procedures to improve quality of life and, in some cases, increase longevity.

These include:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), either on- or off-pump (heart-lung machine) and frequently utilizing endoscopically-harvested saphenous vein and/or radial artery
  • Transmyocardial revascularization: using a laser as an alternative to coronary artery bypass grafting when standard bypass is not possible
  • Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) therapy: a non-surgical technique which relieves angina and allows a more active lifestyle
  • Right and left heart perfusion such as the Abio Med

If you think you may have a cardiac condition or are at risk for cardiac disease, download this risk assessment and consult your primary care physician.