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After 2 mi's, 8 cath's, 6 stents and 2 angioplasty's in the past 2 years, should I be planning on bypass surgery in the near future?

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Dr. Marc Katz
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Time to change your diet.
Read "prevent and reverse heart disease" by dr caldwell esselstyn. There is good evidence that a whole foods, plant based diet, that is low in fat can prevent and reverse coronary artery disease. It is a 'do no harm' intervention that could change your metabolism and propensity to develop atherosclerotic changes in your vessels.

In brief: Not necessarily

Time to change your diet.
Read "prevent and reverse heart disease" by dr caldwell esselstyn. There is good evidence that a whole foods, plant based diet, that is low in fat can prevent and reverse coronary artery disease. It is a 'do no harm' intervention that could change your metabolism and propensity to develop atherosclerotic changes in your vessels.
Dr. Marc Katz
Dr. Marc Katz
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Dr. Savas Mavridis
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It is possible

It all depends on how you continue to do with the stents and how your disease progresses.
Assuming you do everything right, meds, lifestyle changes, you may avoid surgery all along. If your disease continues to progress you may end up needing bypass surgery. Your cardiologist will help you decide on the best option and timing.

In brief: It is possible

It all depends on how you continue to do with the stents and how your disease progresses.
Assuming you do everything right, meds, lifestyle changes, you may avoid surgery all along. If your disease continues to progress you may end up needing bypass surgery. Your cardiologist will help you decide on the best option and timing.
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Dr. Savas Mavridis
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Dr. Rodney Samaan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

You need to lower your cholesterol an consider a plant based diet.
Go to cnn.Com and look up the last heart attack.

In brief: No

You need to lower your cholesterol an consider a plant based diet.
Go to cnn.Com and look up the last heart attack.
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Dr. Rodney Samaan
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You can't tell

There is no way to know for sure, but it is one of many possibilities.

In brief: You can't tell

There is no way to know for sure, but it is one of many possibilities.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Mark Anderson
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

Hopefully what you have already had done will last for a while longer but ultimately it sounds likely you will have surgery.
The good news is this should be durable for you.

In brief: Yes

Hopefully what you have already had done will last for a while longer but ultimately it sounds likely you will have surgery.
The good news is this should be durable for you.
Dr. Mark Anderson
Dr. Mark Anderson
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