Coronary heart disease leads to a narrowing of
the main arteries to your heart due to a build up
of fatty material called atheroma. Coronary heart
disease can cause angina and heart attacks.
Whilst these operations are major surgery, they
are now considered to be quite routine. Coronary
Artery Bypass grafting (CABG) may be required to
improve the blood supply to the heart muscle,
thereby relieving angina and reducing the risk of
permanent damage to the heart. Valve surgery can
be undertaken to repair a damaged/diseased mitral
or aortic heart valve, or an artificial valve may
be implanted if necessary.