these pictures were taken during Ja+Wadat's visit last july~ni la cara2 nak buat CABG. CABG means coronary artery bypass grafting. when a patient is suffering from coronary artery stenosis or thrombosed coronary artery, the surgeon will have to do a graft (take out a vein and then replace the thrombosed artery with it.. macam buang yang rosak, and just buat laluan yang baru for the blood to flow)
1st buat central venous line to measure the central venous pressure.
and then open up the chest.. at the same time, the nurse incharged will do a phlebectomy. vein chosen was saphenous vein (at the kaki~) so they'll use this vein to do the graft.
after this, the heart will be stopped. cuz the heart is beating and its kinda hard to do the procedure with all the movement. therefore they connect the heart to the heart lung machine.and the blue arrow is showing the artery yang stenosed/thrombosed being sutured to the graft.
tada! habis tu je. after that the surgeon disconnects the heart from the heart lung machine, start the heart back again, and suture everything up. kholas ba'aaa~