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I can't decide: implantable cardioverter defibrillator or heart bypass surgery?
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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Different things
Bypass surgery (CABG) treats the blockages in the heart vessels, while the defibrillator (icd) treats dangerous heart beats such as ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation.
A person may need both, depending on their medical condition.

In brief: Different things
Bypass surgery (CABG) treats the blockages in the heart vessels, while the defibrillator (icd) treats dangerous heart beats such as ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation.
A person may need both, depending on their medical condition.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Specialist Needed
This is a type of question you should take up with a physician who specializes in heart disease.
There is no answer applicable to the general population. The ansewr to this question must be individualized to you and your circumstances.

In brief: Specialist Needed
This is a type of question you should take up with a physician who specializes in heart disease.
There is no answer applicable to the general population. The ansewr to this question must be individualized to you and your circumstances.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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Dr. Charles Jost
There are circumstances where you could need both: one is 'plumbing' i.e. mechanical and one is electrical.
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