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Is bypass or stent angioplasty the treatment for heart blockage?

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Posted on Mon, 7 Apr 2014
Question: My Dad cardio angiogram was done 2 days back. Report suggest 4 blockages. I enclose the report for you pursual, please advise 1. Do he need to go through bypass or stent angioplast. 2. How soon this should be done 3 Any non invasive medical treatment possible.
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Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan (3 hours later)
Brief Answer: Bypass as soon as possible Detailed Answer: Dear friend, Welcome to Health Care Magic The reports all show only ECHOcardiogram / not angio or ECG… Bypass is the best approach / better than angioplasty in diabetics It should be done as early as possible. / The aim is to prevent or postpone an attack / Sooner the better There is no non-invasive method that has scientifically proven value / Blocks more than 70% need mechanical intervention Good control of diabetes / and blood pressure (beta blocker included) / Drugs to reduce cholesterol / antiplatelet drugs (like aspirin & Clopidogrel) - should be taken now and after surgery Take care Wishing all well God bless
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Anantharamakrishnan (2 hours later)
Thanks Dr. I have attached the angiogram report. The blockage are more than 70% in 3 cases. Regards XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan (12 hours later)
Brief Answer: Surgery soon Detailed Answer: Hi Go for CABG - Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Go for it as soon as possible Involvement of 3 vessels / associated Diabetes - is typical text book indication for immediate surgery... Regards
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Brief Answer: Bypass as soon as possible Detailed Answer: Dear friend, Welcome to Health Care Magic The reports all show only ECHOcardiogram / not angio or ECG… Bypass is the best approach / better than angioplasty in diabetics It should be done as early as possible. / The aim is to prevent or postpone an attack / Sooner the better There is no non-invasive method that has scientifically proven value / Blocks more than 70% need mechanical intervention Good control of diabetes / and blood pressure (beta blocker included) / Drugs to reduce cholesterol / antiplatelet drugs (like aspirin & Clopidogrel) - should be taken now and after surgery Take care Wishing all well God bless