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A member asked about a 46-year-old male:

Can we prefer eecp treatment instead of bypass surgery for my father who is having 3 arterial blocks. he is a diabetes patient as well?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
EECP: Can be effective in the right patient. However given diabetes the data clearly shows that bypass surgery is the best treatment.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 56 years experience
Unlikely: Coronary bypass has specific indications, and risks. Depending on age, risk factors, diabetes your surgeon can give a very good opinion. In general the risks are low.

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