Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery in Hyderabad
CABG surgery involves bypassing the blocked coronary arteries with a blood vessel graft. These grafts are usually taken from the patient’s own arteries and veins located in the chest (thoracic), leg (saphenous) or arm (radial). The graft goes around the blocked artery (or arteries) to create new pathways for oxygen-rich blood to flow to the heart.
On Pump (Heart-Lung Machine) heart surgery
Traditional CABG is performed on still heart i.e the circulatory system is entirely taken over by the heart-lung machine that performs the functions of the heart and lungs during the surgery and the surgery is performed on the heart.
A highly advanced procedure in which the heart is kept in a controlled environment using advanced operating equipment and the surgery is performed while the heart is beating. The aim of off-pump is to minimize the risk of other complications like renal failure, stroke and reduce the need for blood transfusion.
The decision to go for an off-pump or on-pump surgery completely lies with your surgeon. It is only decided on the operation table once they evaluate your circulatory system more closely. Both on the pump and off-pump heart surgeries have had similar results at the heart institute at Apollo Health City.