Coronary Artery Disease Treatment Options
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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
CABG is one type of congestive heart failure procedure to reroute the blood supply around a blocked section of the artery. This procedure is performed in the operating room by a cardiothoracic surgeon. During this procedure, the cardiac surgeon removes healthy blood vessels from another part of the body, such as a leg or the chest wall. They then surgically attach the vessels to the diseased artery in such a way that the blood can flow around the blocked section.
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
PCI is one type of coronary artery disease treatment to reopen blocked vessels. This procedure is performed in the cardiac catheterization lab. A catheter with a tiny deflated balloon on the end is inserted through an incision in the femoral or radial artery and advanced through to the diseased artery. The balloon is then inflated to push open the artery. A stent is then placed to keep the blood vessel open.