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Had 5 bypass surgeries. Angiogram shows blockage again. Angioplasty not possible . Prognosis?

am 77yrs old had 5 bypass surgery 2000 had some angina incidents recently angiogram shows 3 of 5 are blocked cardioligist states can not do angioplasty or stents put me on blood thinner and statin and told me my heart is working with only 2 arteries he was not very encouraging. i exercise 4 times a week don t smoke or drink much alcohol and not overweight . will i be able to live with this condition for awhile or should i lose hope?
Asked On : Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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Welcome to HCM,
You are almost 12 years after by pass surgery,which is very good revascularization procedure but basic disease of atherosclerosis continues and after so many years there are 3 arteries blocked.
If it is not possible to do angioplasty, there are very good drugs for angina and blood thinner medicines you will be angina free and also nature forms new vessels known as collateral and blood supply to heart is maintained.
You will be able to live normally ,please do not lose hope and continue to live in healthy life style,and have faith in almighty.
Take care
Good Luck
Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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