Sometimes coronary artery bypass graft surgery is needed to improve blood flow to the heart. During this surgery, a
doctor connects (grafts) a healthy artery or vein from another part of your
body to the blocked coronary artery. The grafted artery goes around (bypasses)
the blocked part of the artery. The bypass provides a new pathway for blood to
If you have surgery, you'll still need to make changes in the way you eat and how much you
exercise. These changes, along with not smoking, will give you the best chance
of living a longer, healthier life. A cardiac rehabilitation program can help you make these healthy changes.