Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Cardiac surgeons at Jefferson are experienced in the latest techniques for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), which may be safer and shorten recovery time for patients with significant heart failure and poor heart function, as compared to traditional surgery.
Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Minimally Invasive CABG
Jefferson is one of the only medical centers in the U.S. to offer off-pump CABG, which is performed on the still-beating heart, rather than stopping the heart on the heart-lung machine. This procedure may reduce complications, the risk of stroke and temporary cognitive decline after surgery.
Jefferson surgeons are also able to perform minimally invasive CABG for some patients.
Transmyocardial Revascularization to Reduce Severe Angina Pain
In addition, Jefferson offers an advanced procedure called transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) by laser, which may be an alternative or complementary therapy to bypass surgery. This procedure uses a laser to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels or to destroy nerve fibers in the heart to reduce severe angina pain.