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What is the advantages and disadvantages of angeoplasty ?

Hello Doctors, need your direction. Hi My father (67 Years) is a heart Patient, Below are the snapshot of his past Health/Treatment: 1996 - Cardiac Arrest 2005 - Angeography - Diagnosed 70% blockages in all 3 arteries. (Suggested for ByPass). but NO surgery or treatment taken. (Only Medicine) JAN - 2011 - Some Minor problem in last month. MAR - 2011 - Angeography done again, This time 1 artery blockage is 45% around and other 2 arteries More than 90% each. Few doctors suggested Angeoplasty in two arteries having +90% blockage. Few other doctors suggested to go for ByPass. Now we are confused which is a better option, Based on above conditions what is the rational, Advantages or Disadvantages of these two treatments here. Thanks and Appreciate your help.
Asked On : Sun, 6 Mar 2011
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Hi Peeyush
Welcome to HealthcareMagic.
With this picture your dad should get a bypass surgery done.He has Triple vessel disease .Best treatment is Coronory By pass surgery.
The risk of surgery , side effects all overweigh the importance and necessity of surgery in your dad`s situation.
Hope this information is helpful to all.
Take care
Answered: Sat, 9 Jul 2011
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