What are complications of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)?

Updated: Dec 04, 2019
  • Author: Rohit Shahani, MD, MS, MCh; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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A number of complications are associated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), both in the short term and in the long term; they are associated with anesthesia, cardiopulmonary bypass, sternotomy, and the operation itself. These complications may include the following:

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