Norton Healthcare Home
Cardiology
Decrease (-) Restore Default Increase (+)
Bookmark and Share

Arterial Bypass Graft

Arteries are normally smooth and unobstructed on the inside, but as a person ages, arteries can become blocked with plaque. This is called atherosclerosis , or hardening of the arteries. As more plaque builds up, the arteries narrow and stiffen. Eventually, if enough plaque builds up, blood flow to the leg arteries is reduced. When the arteries in the legs become blocked, the legs do not receive enough blood or oxygen.

When there is a long and very narrowed blockage in a leg artery, the best treatment may be arterial bypass surgery. A new blood vessel is attached to allow blood to bypass (go around) the blocked artery. A bypass graft may be made from a portion of one of the patient's veins or a synthetic (man-made) material.

To find a physician visit our Find a Doc or call (502) 629-1234 for a physician referral.

Medical Care

Heart Disease Prevention
Heart Diagnostics and Imaging
Heart Disease Treatments
Heart Emergency Services
Womens Heart Care
Congenital Heart Center
Support and Ongoing Care
Vascular Screenings
Vascular Diagnostics
Vascular Treatments

Locations

CardioThoracic Surgery of Louisville
Heart Rhythm Center
Norton Bluegrass Heart Specialists
Norton Cardiology Specialists
Norton Cardiovascular Assoc.
Norton Commonwealth Cardiologists
Norton Vascular Associates

Norton Heart and Vascular Center at Harrison County Hospital in Indiana

Patients \ Visitors

MyChart
Pay Your Bill
Request an Appointment
Newborns
Classes and Events
Send an eCard
Patient Stories
Places to Stay

Circle of Hearts

About Us

Quality Report
Careers
Ways to Help
Community Outreach
Contact Us
(502) 629-1234

Connect with us

© 2014 Norton Healthcare
Serving Kentucky and Southern Indiana