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Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the most commonly performed open heart operation. It is a surgical procedure in which one or more blocked coronary arteries are bypassed by a blood vessel graft to restore normal blood flow to the heart. CABG reduces chest pain and the risk of death from heart attack.

Isolated CABG means that only a CABG surgery is performed on the patient without any other procedure. In 2018, NHCS had performed 779 isolated CABG surgeries. The mortality rate in 2018 was 1.66% lower than STS* latest rate and comparable with JACAS**.

NHCS CABG Workload Chart
NHCS CABG Workload by Year

NHCS CABD Mortality Graph
NHCS CABG Mortality by Year

NHCS Isolated CABG 30-Days Mortality
  • 30 day mortality: Death occurs within 30 days of CABG surgery performed. 
  • The above data applied to Singapore residents only.  
  1. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery Outcomes*
  2. Japanese Association for Coronary Artery Surgery (JACAS)**