Coronary Artery Bypass Graft or Heart Bypass Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, or CABG (pronounced "cabbage") is a form of heart
bypass surgery that creates a detour or "bypass" around the blocked part of a coronary
artery to restore the blood supply to the heart muscle. Fats and cholesterol can accumulate
inside these small arteries, and the arteries can gradually become clogged. (This buildup
of fat and cholesterol plaque is called atherosclerosis.)
This surgery is performed at the MSHA facility in Johnson City (Johnson City Medical Center).
*National average, state average, MSHA and facility data are for the period from July 2012 - June 2013. The national average and state average data are provided by Hospital Compare, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which reports results from hospitals submitting data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Unicoi County Memorial Hospital (UCMH) is a newly added hospital to the MSHA system and their scores are not included in system composite scores at this time.
** MSHA Data is specifically for this type of surgery; National and State data is for all surgical procedures.