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Is Angioplasty useful for a cardiac attack ?

My dad has had a severe Heart attack on 28-11-06. Doctors now suggest to go for angioplasty after doing the angiography. It costs about 2lacs. is there any other option? My father had an attack on 28-11-06.Doctors say that there is 95% blockage in the main artery and there is urgent need of angioplasty.But the fact is that my dad is mostly veg. and is not suffering from diabeties. B.P.,over weight or something like that. He weighs 55Kg., and is 5 6 tall his age is 53 yrs. Our relatives say that u should not panic and hurry for angioplasty, but the doc. insists to go for i as soon as possible.(Pune) Please help us and pray to god!!!!!!
Asked On : Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Blockage is 95%!! Go ahead for an angioplasty, if u want to save your father.
Answered: Mon, 25 Oct 2010
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Angioplasty will open up the blocked artery that caused the heart attack in the first place. It would be very wise to go ahead with this procedure to help prevent another attack. The sooner the better. Of course there are medications but these should be taken as well as having surgery for best outcome.
Answered: Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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