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Having blockage in heart valve. Do not want to undergo bypass surgery. What to do?

I am living in India Madhya Pradesh State. I am suffering from blockege i n main vans,High Blood presure and suger at i nsulin leval. I do not want bypass surgery or angioplasty . Any other treatment suggest. waht is the alter of angigraphy. I went to C.T.Angio at Indore. The doctor said it is bnot possible because all the vans are coated with calcium .
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
CT ANGIOGRAPHY FALSELY OVERESTIMATE PERCENTAGE OF CALCIFIED BLOCKAGE
CT ANGIOGRAPHY IS INDICATED ONLY TO RULE OUT CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE ( NOT TO FIND OUT SEVERITY OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE)
GO FOR CONVENTIONAL ANGIOGRAPHY WITHOUT FEAR( IT TAKES ONLY 5 MIN, IN LOCAL ANESTHESIA)
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

There is no proved alternative to angioplasty or bypass surgery.
Angiography is the gold standard to diagnose.

Anything else is not scientific / has no controlled studies to compare / not well established.
It is a great risk to avoid / even postponing...

The risk of angiography and angioplasty is very very small - compared to the risk of getting heart attack by not doing it.

Have second opinion
Discuss with family and friends
See people, who have had the procedure done.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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