Can an angioplasty fail for any reason? What happens if it doesn’t work? What are the other treatment options? Will I have to have heart bypass surgery?

Not necessarily. Angioplasties are supposed to be done for high- grade stenoses, and if they fail, either early or late, treatment can repeat angioplasty, medical therapy, or surgery. Depends on the level of circulation to the area of the heart in question.
Angioplasty . Angioplasty can fail. It is important to take anti-platelet medications. In some cases repeat angioplasty and stenting can be done. Otherwise bypass surgery may be necessary.

Related Questions

What are reasons to get heart bypass surgery rather than angioplasty with a stent to open the arteries?

Several. There are specific indications for surgery vs stents. 3 vessel disease in diabetic, 3 vessel disease with decreased function, left main disease, severe disease that can't be treated with stent, disease associated with other issues that require surgery like aortic stenosis or mitral disease. That's a start. Read more...
Angioplasty or bypas. Left main disease, bifurcation stenosis, calcified arteries, and multivessel disease are common reasons for opting bypass surgery over angioplasty. Read more...

What would be the reason why someone would need second heart bypass surgery?

CABG. After time the vessels involved in the first bypass may block. There are other blood vessels which weren't involved in the orignial surgery and they could cause problems which would require surgery on them. This is why we want patients to work hard trying to prevent more trouble after an interventon like bypass. Read more...
Progressive disease. After a first coronary operation, control of risk factors is preventive. Non smoking weight control exercize blood pressure and lipid monitoring and control either other native blood vessels, or the grafts can be involved with progressive atherosclerosis. Read more...

Can someone have heart bypass surgery if his or her aorta is calcified?

Depends. Unless one has a "porcelain" aorta, which is heavily calcified, CABG is possible. But i would defer to the ct surgeon performing the operation. Read more...
Yes. . A calcified aorta typically makes the procedure more challenging, mainly because most heart surgery requires a "bypass" machine to keep blood perfusing the body. The"return" cannula is typically inserted into the root of aorta. Calcified aorta makes this harder and riskier to do. Other options exist however, the femoral artery is ofter used if aorta severe. Read more...

What patients should have heart bypass surgery?

Many vessels blocked. The two standard reasons for a coronary artery bypass operation are "triple-vessel" disease in which 3 or more of the primary or secondary vessels have significant blockages and "left-main" disease in which the main left coronary artery has a major blockage before it branches into the left anterior descending (lad) & circumflex arteries. There are other indications depending on the situation. Read more...
See below. There are 3 main ways to treat coronary artery disease. Medicine - stents - and surgery. Classically surgery is reserved for those patients when all 3 main arteries have blockages and the heart function is reduced. There are studies that show diabetics with 3 vessel disease do better with surgery. Also patients with blockage of the left main artery usually need surgery. Read more...

Do you need to follow a diet and exercise program after heart bypass surgery?

Yes. Yes you should, unless you want to get another bypass sooner rather than later. Read more...
Of course! Both diet and exercise are as important as meds! it is a bad diet and lack of exercise that promotes heart disease. Please add smoking. Read more...

What are the risks of eecp for hypertensive and diabetic 68 years old male? Is it a good alternative for heart bypass surgery?

Heart disease. Eecp is a therapy to consider when every other effective therapy has been expended. It is not highly effective but can help in this situation. Read more...
Almost no risk. Not much help either. Coronary grafting for the properly chosen patient has incredible benefits. Not really comparable items. Read more...