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Is bypass the only one option for blockage of heart ?

My mother (62Y) has multiple blocks and was advised for a bypass, due to thyriod problem the bypass has been postponed, she has a pumping rate of 50% and diabetic for last 15 it preferable to go ahead with bypass orelse anyother alternate options are available in the medical science to treat her.
Asked On : Mon, 13 Dec 2010
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Hi!! Welcome to healthcare magic community forum..
Treatment of coronary artery disease (artery blocks) is either open heart bypass surgery or angioplasty with or without stent placement.
Angioplasty, a minimally invasive endoscopic surgery is the first choice of treatment. However, it isn’t useful in conditions where there are multiple blocks and if the blocks are involving more than 2 large coronary arteries (triple vessel disease).
Accordingly, your doctors are right is suggesting bypass surgery. This seems to be the right plan in preventing future heart ischemia.
I hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 14 Dec 2010
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