How Long Does Heart Surgery Take?


How long does heart surgery take?

The length of heart surgery depends on a patient’s status, a complexity of the operation and the type of surgery.

A coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is the most common type of heart surgery which takes around 3 to 5 hours but other surgeries can take between 4 to 6 hours to be performed.

The most common types of Open Heart Surgery:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Correct Heart Defect Present at Birth Surgery


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