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Heart surgery is done to correct problems with the heart. More than half a million heart surgeries are done each year in the United States for a variety of heart problems. Heart surgery is used to correct heart problems in children and adults. This article discusses heart surgeries for adults. For more information about heart surgeries for children, see the Diseases and Conditions Index articles on congenital heart defects, holes in the heart, and tetralogy of Fallot.

The most common type of heart surgery for adults is coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). During CABG, surgeons use healthy arteries or veins taken from another part of the body to bypass (that is, go around) blocked arteries. CABG relieves chest pain and reduces the risk of heart attack.
Mount Sinai and Regeneron Genetics Center launch a large-scale genome sequencing project

Mount Sinai and Regeneron Genetics Center launch a large-scale genome sequencing project

New scalable method to advance maturation of human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes

New scalable method to advance maturation of human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes

New method helps distinguish bacterial DNA from human and other non-bacterial cells

New method helps distinguish bacterial DNA from human and other non-bacterial cells

Risk linked to coronary arteriosclerosis may be explained by changes in gene networks

Risk linked to coronary arteriosclerosis may be explained by changes in gene networks

Changes in the activity of gene networks may explain arteriosclerosis risk

Changes in the activity of gene networks may explain arteriosclerosis risk

Scientists develop molecules for myocardial PET and fluorescence bimodal imaging

Scientists develop molecules for myocardial PET and fluorescence bimodal imaging

Scientists find how cells remain dormant for years before awakening to create metastatic cancer

Scientists find how cells remain dormant for years before awakening to create metastatic cancer

Old habit-controlling neurons may also play a key role in learning new tricks

Old habit-controlling neurons may also play a key role in learning new tricks

Scientists create the first atlas of human heart cells

Scientists create the first atlas of human heart cells