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what are some of the treatments available for coronary artery blockage?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Treatment of CAD: Treatment falls into 3 categories. Medical therapy, angioplasty, and coronary bypass surgery. Medical therapy with Aspirin and cholesterol-lowering medications along with other medications usually forms the basis of treatment with angioplasty (stents) and bypass surgery reserved for those patients who do not respond fully to medical therapy.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
3: Medication, percutaneous intervention (e.g. Balloon angioplasty with or without the placement of bare metal or drug eluting stent) or coronary artery by-pass surgery. Those are the 3 treatments.
Answered on Nov 15, 2012

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