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How much blockage must there be of coronary arteries to be recommended for bypass surgery versus just getting stent?

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Dr. Rishi Vohora
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Not about degree

it is not about the degree or percentage of blockage.
It is about the location or number of areas that have disease. There are also other factors that play a role such as history of diabetes or poor heart function. Most commonly: if the left main artery or all three of the major coronary artery's have significant blockage then surgery is recommended.

In brief: Not about degree

it is not about the degree or percentage of blockage.
It is about the location or number of areas that have disease. There are also other factors that play a role such as history of diabetes or poor heart function. Most commonly: if the left main artery or all three of the major coronary artery's have significant blockage then surgery is recommended.
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