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Heart Surgeries

What is op-CAB?

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  • Op-CAB refers to off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Ordinarily when performing a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), the patient has to be placed on a heart-lung machine and the heart is stopped during part of the operation. In Op-CAB, neither step is undertaken. The potential advantages, which are still being studied, include less bleeding, less need for blood transfusion, fewer strokes, and a faster recovery. However, Op-CAB is not suitable for every patient.
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