Arterial Grafting in Hilton Head
Fat and cholesterol can build up in your arteries, causing them to become narrower and even completely blocked. This can lead to a serious cardiac event such as a heart attack or heart failure. Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates uses arterial grafting in Hilton Head to improve blood flow to the heart. Our highly skilled surgeons perform this type of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery by collecting a healthy vein or artery from another part of the body and connecting it to the blocked coronary artery.
There is more than one approach to bypass surgery using arterial grafting. The technique employed will depend on the nature of the surgery and the candidate being treated. These include:
- Traditional Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
- Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
- Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
This is a major cardiac surgery. Unless it is being performed in an emergency, life-saving scenario, your doctor will discuss all of the potential risks with you and ensure you feel as prepared as possible prior to surgery. Contact us to learn more about our approach to heart bypass surgery and to schedule an appointment.