the surgical revascularization of the heart, using healthy blood vessels of the patient, performed to circumvent obstructed coronary vessels and improve blood flow.
the surgical bypass of a narrowed or blocked coronary artery by grafting a section of a healthy blood vessel taken from another part of the patient’s body
coronary bypass n.
A surgical procedure performed to improve blood supply to the heart by creating new routes for blood flow when one or more of the coronary arteries become obstructed. The surgery involves removing a healthy blood vessel from another part of the body, such as the leg, and grafting it onto the heart to circumvent the blocked artery. Also called coronary bypass surgery.
- Coronary bypass surgery
A surgical procedure to restore normal blood supply to the heart by creating new routes for the blood to travel into the heart when one or both of the coronary arteries have become clogged or obstructed (possibly due to atherosclerosis). These new routes are created by removing blood vessels from another part of the body […]
- Coronary-care unit
[kawr-uh-ner-ee kair, kor-] /ˈkɔr əˌnɛr i ˈkɛər, ˈkɒr-/ noun 1. a specialized hospital unit for the early care and treatment of heart-attack patients. Abbreviation: CCU.
- Coronary cataract
coronary cataract n. A cataract believed to be congenital, in which club-shaped opacities develop in the periphery of the cortex near the lens equator.
noun 1. a thick band of vascular tissue in the coronet of horses and other hoofed animals that secretes the horny wall of the hoof.