What You Need To Know About Coronary Bypass Surgery

No one want’s to be the one to go under the knife, but what if it’s a matter of life or death? Well, coronary artery disease is real and plague’s 49-44% of Black men and women each year. So, what might keep them alive? Your doctor may suggest coronary bypass surgery, but here’s what you’ll need to know first:

According to Mayo Clinic, coronary bypass surgery is a surgical procedure that diverts the flow of blood around a section of a blocked or partially blocked artery in your heart. By creating a new pathway to the heart, coronary bypass surgery improves blood flow to your heart muscle.

What should you expect?

During coronary bypass surgery, a healthy blood vessel is taken from your leg, arm or chest and connected to the other arteries in your heart so that blood bypasses the diseased or blocked area. Coronary bypass surgery is a major operation. Expect to spend