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A relative (63 yrs old) is undergoing treatment for left coronary artery stenosis and has a minor heart attack a week ago. Is surgery necessary?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Probably

Without reviewing the cardiac catheterization coronary angiograms no cardiologist or cardiac surgeon can answer that question.
Ask the surgeon, obviously if surgery was advised that is the proper treatment.

In brief: Probably

Without reviewing the cardiac catheterization coronary angiograms no cardiologist or cardiac surgeon can answer that question.
Ask the surgeon, obviously if surgery was advised that is the proper treatment.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Eric Toloza
surgery to me means bypass. but patietn can have angioplasty and stent placement. depends on where and how bad stenosis is.
Dr. Jon Spiers
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: It depends

Surgery may not be required, but this is a serious condition.
Your relative needs to talk to his or her doctor to determine the best course - whether it be medications, ptca/stenting or bypass surgery. Most coronary disease is manageable without surgery, but if indicated, it is a lifesaver. Talk to the doctor, and remember, you can get a second opinion - after all, it is your relative's life!

In brief: It depends

Surgery may not be required, but this is a serious condition.
Your relative needs to talk to his or her doctor to determine the best course - whether it be medications, ptca/stenting or bypass surgery. Most coronary disease is manageable without surgery, but if indicated, it is a lifesaver. Talk to the doctor, and remember, you can get a second opinion - after all, it is your relative's life!
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