Heart Surgeries

Is the heart stopped during coronary artery bypass?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    The Heart is Stopped During Coronary Artery Bypass
    In most coronary artery bypass procedures performed today, the heart is stopped during surgery. A heart-lung machine takes over the function of the heart and lungs during the procedure. This animation demonstrates how this process works.

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