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How often will angioplasty need to be repeated?
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Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Angioplasty
I feel that you should discuss this with the physician who ordered the angioplasty.

In brief: Angioplasty
I feel that you should discuss this with the physician who ordered the angioplasty.
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: No Clear Limit; ↑Ds
Angioplasty only hydraulically expands a vessel, is only temporary, narrowing can recur rapidly (reason for stents); an expensive way to treat symptoms.
It also damages the vessel wall, promotes clots (why anti-clotting agents given) & complicates the disease. Better option: optimize NMR particle test (ldl ?700 nmol/l, large HDL ?9 µmol/l), hba1c ?6.0, 5.0 optimal, sbp ?120, ?body fat, ?activity.

In brief: No Clear Limit; ↑Ds
Angioplasty only hydraulically expands a vessel, is only temporary, narrowing can recur rapidly (reason for stents); an expensive way to treat symptoms.
It also damages the vessel wall, promotes clots (why anti-clotting agents given) & complicates the disease. Better option: optimize NMR particle test (ldl ?700 nmol/l, large HDL ?9 µmol/l), hba1c ?6.0, 5.0 optimal, sbp ?120, ?body fat, ?activity.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Thank
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