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Cardiologists perform open heart surgery in Tel Aviv, Israel

Coronary artery bypass grafts are a common surgery to treat coronary artery disease, which occurs when fatty build-up in the arteries slows the blood supply to the heart . Blood vessels from other parts of the body are removed and grafted onto the aorta and blocked artery, allowing greater... David Silverman/Getty Images
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