coronary bypass definition

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