Conventional Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

  • Kirthi Ravichandren
  • Faisal G. BakaeenEmail author


Conventional coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is the gold standard for treatment of coronary artery disease. The use of CPB and cardioplegic arrest allows optimization of the surgical field and consistent placement of grafts. Improvements in technique and technology have made it a safe, effective, and durable myocardial revascularization strategy with inimitable short and long-term outcomes. This chapter provides an overview of the technical aspects and outcomes of conventional CABG.


Cardiopulmonary bypass Cardioplegia Coronary artery bypass grafting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular InstituteCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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