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A 54-year-old male asked:

Angiogram showed 100% blockage in two arteries ( lad) . what helped was my heart built lot collateral vines. should i try medication or do bypass.

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Depends: The answer is complicated. It depends on your symptoms and the condition of you left main artery and of the 3rd artery. Are the collaterals jeopardized? Your ejection fraction is also important.
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Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Angiogram: An angiogram that shows a 100% occlusion with the formation of collateral arteries can help allevaite symptoms of angina if the collaterals are well developed and provide adequate blood flow to the heart muscle. The decision to proceed with surgery or medical therapy is largely dependent on symptoms, heart pump function and the presence of other blockages in the remaining coronary arteries.
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Last updated Sep 30, 2018


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