coronary artery bypass graft definition

  • noun:
    • open-heart surgery where rib cage is opened and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from aorta to the coronary artery to sidestep the obstructed section of the coronary artery and improve the circulation on heart
    • open-heart surgery where rib cage is established and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from aorta towards the coronary artery to bypass the obstructed area of the coronary artery and enhance the blood supply towards heart
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