Heart failure (HF), otherwise known as chronic heart failure (CHF), happens when the heart stops to pump sufficiently to maintain the blood flow for the body's requirements.
Some of the primary symptoms of heart failure are as follows:
- Shortness of breath.
- Persistent coughing or wheezing.
- Lack of appetite
- Confusion or impaired thinking
Please note that anyone sign of heart failure may not be cause for alarm. However, if you have more than one of these symptoms, you should consider consulting a healthcare professional immediately.
Coronary artery bypass surgery, otherwise known as coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), refers to a surgical procedure which helps in restoring normal blood flow to an obstructed coronary artery. A normal coronary artery transports blood to & from the heart muscle itself, not through the primary circulatory system. It is carried out to relieve angina unsatisfactorily controlled by maximum tolerated anti-ischemic medication, relieve or prevent left ventricular dysfunction, or reduce the risk of death.
There are a lot of benefits of CABG. Some of them are as a follows:
- Helps in maintaining blood flow
- Lower the risk of heart attack
- Less Chest Pain
- Better quality of life
- Get More Energy for Physical Activities
People who suffer from severe coronary heart disease (CHD), also known as coronary artery disease, are needed to take CABG surgery. In simple words, a doctor may recommend heart bypass surgery (CABG) if someone’s coronary arteries become so narrowed or blocked that he/she runs a high risk of a heart attack.
CABG generally has a high success rate. However, it does involve risks, some of which are as follows:
- Heart attack
- Bleeding during/after surgery
- Lung infection
- Kidney failure or difficulty in thinking
- Memory loss
- Death, in rare cases.