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Why do doctors advise a patient to try balloon angioplasty in preference to having sugery?

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In brief: Less invasive & safe

Reason foe this advice is the initial treatment of choice for occluding coronary heart disease is balloon angioplasty with or with out stent, surgery is reserved if this fails.

In brief: Less invasive & safe

Reason foe this advice is the initial treatment of choice for occluding coronary heart disease is balloon angioplasty with or with out stent, surgery is reserved if this fails.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Balloon or surgery

The decision as to surgery or balloon can be complex.
Things to consider include the characteristics of the blockage, what vessels are still open down stream, whether a wound is present downstream, age and medical condition of the patient and others. Balloon angioplasty, while in many cases can be a first choice, is clearly not always the best answer.

In brief: Balloon or surgery

The decision as to surgery or balloon can be complex.
Things to consider include the characteristics of the blockage, what vessels are still open down stream, whether a wound is present downstream, age and medical condition of the patient and others. Balloon angioplasty, while in many cases can be a first choice, is clearly not always the best answer.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Dr. Kevin Nolan
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