Definition of Coronary bypass
1. Noun. Open-heart surgery in which the rib cage is opened and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from the aorta to the coronary artery to bypass the blocked section of the coronary artery and improve the blood supply to the heart.
Generic synonyms: Open-heart Surgery
Medical Definition of Coronary bypass
1. Vein grafts or other conduits shunting blood from the aorta to branches of the coronary arteries, to increase the flow beyond the local obstruction. Synonym: aortocoronary bypass. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Coronary bypass
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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... in 77 consecutive patients operated with coronary bypass, 73 patients with intermittent claudication, 78 healthy smokers and in 38 healthy non-smokers. ..."
2. Health, United States, 1998 with Socioeconomic Status and Health Chartbook by United States Government Printing Office, National Center for Health Statistics (1998)
"... 1546 1849 1889 1900 Coronary angioplasty Direct heart revascularization (coronary bypass)5. Cardiac catheterization Pacemaker insertion ..."
3. Measuring Up: Improving Health System Performance in OECD Countries by Canada Health Canada (2002)
"An outstanding study of this kind was conducted in New York State hospitals to measure mortality associated with coronary bypass operations (Hannan etal., ..."
4. Health Care: Employers Urge Hospitals to Battle Costs Using Performance Data by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"The system is also unable to distinguish between an emergency coronary bypass surgery, a repeat coronary bypass surgery, and a coronary bypass surgery ..."