Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
is a surgical procedure to restore normal blood flow to an obstructed coronary artery. CABG is often indicated when coronary arteries have a 50 to 99 percent obstruction. It is used for patients who have severe coronary artery disease.
About 3D model: This model represents heart after CABG surgery with corrected stenosis on RIA (ramus interventricularis anterior) with LIMA (left internal mammary artery). During the procedure, LIMA is harvested from the chest wall and its distal end is sutured below the narrowed part of RIA to restore the blood flow. The proximal part of LIMA remains uninterrupted.