Anesthesiology for Heart Bypass

This information is useful for adults and older adults
A young woman recovered from anesthesiology for heart bypass surgery practices yoga.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with coronary atherosclerosis, it means there's cholesterol build-up as well as injury and inflammation in the inner wall of the heart’s arteries. 

Lifestyle changes, medical therapies and stents to open up obstructions in the arteries can work for years and even decades. When they fail, a heart bypass surgery, which reroutes blood flow around the blocked area, may be needed.

Patients who visit the Yale Medicine Cardiac Anesthesiology Program often have significant blockage and failing health. The medical management—not just for the heart but for all the organs—becomes the responsibility of the anesthesiologist.

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