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what is the success rate for angioplasty?

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Dr. J mark Rheudasil
37 years experience Vascular Surgery
2 gen'l to answer: depends upon location, extent of disease, risk factors, patients overall health, whether stents or other additional measures are needed. In general, though, it is 1st line treatment when anatomy of problem is favorable.
Answered on Dec 29, 2014

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Very high: Greater than 95% with favorable coronary anatomy.
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Pulse of 50: is not normal. You could be having a cardiac arrhythmia, so you should consult with your cardiologist.

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