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Have relatively short 100% blockage in mid LAD &100% posterolateral branch of circumflex artery (both relatively small targets).Will stent help or ris?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: stent

There are technical factors in deciding whether stenting is possible and physiologic predictions of whether successful stenting will yield benefit.
Your doctors including interventional cardiologist are best to advise you regarding your specific situation.

In brief: stent

There are technical factors in deciding whether stenting is possible and physiologic predictions of whether successful stenting will yield benefit.
Your doctors including interventional cardiologist are best to advise you regarding your specific situation.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: It depends.

If there is no scar resulting from the occlusions and there is a significant amount of heart muscle which is not adequately supplied with blood flow by collateral vessels, one might benefit from stenting.

In brief: It depends.

If there is no scar resulting from the occlusions and there is a significant amount of heart muscle which is not adequately supplied with blood flow by collateral vessels, one might benefit from stenting.
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Dr. Jerome Zacks
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