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A 32-year-old member asked:

When is a heart patient considered eligible for a midcab of the lad?

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Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
Cardiac Electrophysiology 57 years experience
Complex question: Many factors need 2 b considered b 4 having a bypass to the LAD. R u having symptoms, is there nuclear or echo evidence (with a form of stress test) of insufficient blood flo,how much heart muscle is at risk,has medication controlled symptoms, is angioplasty not feasible, and is Ur anatomy suitable 4 surgery?U need to discuss all these issues with Ur doc so you can then make an informed decision.
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Last updated May 25, 2015

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