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CABG Surgery in Dubai at Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital Dubai

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is a procedure that is performed to improve blood flow to the heart. The surgery is usually recommended for individuals with severe coronary artery disease, which is caused by a buildup of plaque in the arteries that supply the heart with blood. CABG surgery involves taking a healthy blood vessel from another part of the body, typically from the leg or chest, and using it to create a new pathway around the blocked or narrowed artery.

Reasons for having CABG Surgery

  • Coronary Artery Disease (the most common reason) which can cause chest pain, shortness of breath and heart attacks.
  • Heart failure: CABG surgery can be used to improve blood flow to the heart and reduce the workload on the heart muscle, which can improve heart function in individuals with heart failure.
  • Valve disease: CABG surgery may be performed in conjunction with valve replacement surgery to improve blood flow and oxygen delivery to the heart.
  • Congenital heart defects: In some cases, CABG surgery may be recommended for individuals who were born with structural abnormalities in their heart.

Benefits of CABG Surgery

The benefits of CABG surgery can be significant and include:

  • Improved blood flow to the heart
  • Relieve chest pain,
  • Reduce the risk of heart attacks
  • Improve overall heart function.

In specific cases, CABG surgery may also improve quality of life by allowing individuals to resume their normal activities without the limitations imposed by chest pain or shortness of breath.

Recovery From CABG Surgery

Recovery can take several weeks or even months. Immediately following surgery, individuals will typically spend several days in the hospital to be monitored and receive medical care. During this time, they may be connected to a heart monitor and may have tubes and wires inserted to drain fluids and monitor their vital signs.

After leaving the hospital, individuals will need to follow a strict recovery plan that includes taking medications, getting plenty of rest, and gradually increasing physical activity as tolerated.

Most individuals can expect to return to their normal activities within six to twelve weeks following surgery, although the exact timeline will depend on the individual’s overall health, the extent of the surgery, and other factors.

Risks of CABG Surgery

There are several potential risks associated with CABG surgery including:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection,
  • Complications related to anesthesia.

However, with proper medical care and monitoring, these risks can be minimized.  CABG surgery y is considered a safe and effective procedure that can provide significant benefits for individuals with coronary artery disease and other heart conditions.


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