Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with a partially clogged coronary artery? If so, you’re likely a candidate for coronary artery bypass surgery. Such a surgery procedure is often suggested for disease of the left main coronary artery, or for three or more heart or coronary vessels affected by damage caused by symptoms of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes.
More specifically, coronary artery bypass is often recommended to patients if they have:
- Chest pain (usually caused by narrowing of one or more arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood and oxygen)
- One or more damaged coronary arteries
- Left ventricle is functioning poorly
- A severely blocked or narrowed left main coronary artery
The most common treatment for blocked or narrowed coronary arteries is a literal detour or “bypass” around clogged arteries. This is done by replacing sections of damaged arteries with arterial grafts taken from other blood vessels in your body, usually the groin area. This type of artery bypass surgery is nicknamed CABG, which means for coronary artery bypass graft.
Heart surgery is expensive – often prohibiting many from seeking treatments to extend their lifespan as well as quality of life. Heart care or heart surgery abroad offers options. Surgical procedures and hospitals in Turkey, Jordan, Bangkok and India offer some of the most experienced and highly trained cardiac surgeons in the world. In the U.S., CABG surgery can cost up to $30,000 but in locations such as India and Singapore, you can receive the same treatment with excellent care for between $10,000 and $18,000.