What is CABG (Coronary artery bypass graft)?

Category: Surgeries


CABG, also known as heart bypass, is a procedure that grafts arteries and veins taken from other parts of the body to bypass areas of the coronary arteries that are narrowed or blocked in order to improve the flow of blood to the heart.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Coronary artery disease 52 10
Heart block 8 1
Heart attack (myocardial infarction) 2 1
Angina pain 1 0
Atherosclerosis 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 4
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with CABG (Coronary artery bypass graft)

Side effect Patients
Chest pain 2
Bacterial blood infection 1
Generalized anxiety disorder 1
Lack of energy 1
Pain in upper back 1
Pleural effusion 1

Why patients stopped taking CABG (Coronary artery bypass graft)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
See all 61 patients who've stopped having CABG (Coronary artery bypass graft)


Stopped having CABG (Coronary artery bypass graft)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 60
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 9
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1 patient evaluation for CABG (Coronary artery bypass graft)

Dec 27, 2010 (Started Dec 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for coronary artery disease)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: A good support system is imperative. My spouse was outstanding.

  • 0 helpful marks
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