Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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ypass surgery is used to treat heart disease when your coronary arteries are blocked. It is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States. Bypass surgery can be a type of open heart surgery. But heart bypass surgery is not always performed in an open heart manner.

Also see: Open Heart Surgery, Bypass Surgery

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