Coronary Artery Bypass Graft is a type of surgery that improves blood flow to the heart. Surgeons around the world use this surgery to treat people who have severe Coronary Heart Disease (CHD).

CHD is a disease in which a waxy substance called “PLAQUE” builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart.

CABG is not the only treatment for CHD. Other treatment options include medicinal treatments, lifestyle changes, and a procedure called “Coronary Angioplasty”.

What is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a non-surgical procedure that opens blocked or narrow coronary arteries. During Angioplasty, a “Stent” might be placed in a coronary artery to help keep it open.

What is a Stent?

A stent is a small mesh tube that helps the inner artery wall.

Price of CABG surgery –

Cost of CABG surgery in typical US hospitals goes from $80,000 to $100,000 while in a luxury Indian hospital, it costs somewhere between $5000 to $6000.

Narayana Health Hospitals located in Bengaluru, established by Dr. Devi Shetty provides CABG surgery at an affordable cost of $0 to $3000.

Source: HarvardX (By: Professor Tarun Khanna)

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