Over time, the blood vessels, arteries, can become narrowed and hardened by the build-up of fatty deposits called plaques. The deposit hinders the heart’s constant need for blood, resulting in various heart diseases.
A coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) involves taking a blood vessel from another part of the body (usually the chest, leg or arm) and attaching it to the coronary artery above and below the narrowed area or blockage. This new blood vessel is known as a graft.
The number of grafts needed will depend on how severe your coronary heart disease is and how many of the coronary blood vessels are narrowed. The surgery improves blood flow to the heart, creating a new passage to re-route oxygen-rich blood around the blockage to the heart muscle.
The Coronary Artery Bypass Graft in India costs between USD 3,990 – USD 5,985. Most people will need to stay in the hospital for at least seven days, while a full recovery depends on various factors. Patients should have a follow-up appointment after 6-8 weeks.