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Angiography showed blocked vein, mixed opinions for performing angioplasty, open heart surgery. What is advisable?

hi, To whom it may concern, My father had a minor pain on his chest ,then he did anigio graphy ,one of the veins has been blocked ,one doctor told him ,he should do angioplasty ,another doctor said that itsnt good choise and he must do open heart surgey,I am looking forward to know the correct and safe way ! best wishes, lene
Asked On : Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi there,
Thanks for writing in.
Both involve similar risk and has some pros and cons.
Please be specific which artery (NOT VEIN) is blocked (reproduce the whole report) and also tell us about age of the patient, symptoms and doctors evaluation notes. Ask a direct question by attaching these. You will get a second opinion from a cardiologist from Good Luck.

With best wishes.
Dr Anil Grover,
M.B.;B.S, M.D. (Internal Medicine) D.M.(Cardiology)
Answered: Sun, 16 Sep 2012
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Urologist Dr. P. T. Patil's  Response
Jul 2016
Hi thanks for your query
You have not mentioned which branch of the coronary artery is blocked and what is the percentage of block. Normally if a vessel is involved then Angioplasty is the procedure of choice.If multiple vessels are blocked it is always advisable to go for Bypass surgery.Pl consult some senior cardiologist.
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