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"my dad is 65 and report shows lcma: 40 50%, lad:80 and rca:50% lesion.It says "left main disease with triple vessel disease".Should he go for cabg?

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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: His cardiologist?

What does his cardiologist say? You should meet with the cardiologist and your dad, and find out if there will be a referral made to a cardiovascular surgeon.
The cardiologist may think he needs one, or may not, or may not know. It sounds like referral to this type of surgeon is certainly reasonable. The surgeon will do his/her own screening. You should also go to that appointment if possible.

In brief: His cardiologist?

What does his cardiologist say? You should meet with the cardiologist and your dad, and find out if there will be a referral made to a cardiovascular surgeon.
The cardiologist may think he needs one, or may not, or may not know. It sounds like referral to this type of surgeon is certainly reasonable. The surgeon will do his/her own screening. You should also go to that appointment if possible.
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
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Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology

In brief: CAD

Yes.
50% left main is indication for bypass. Stenting of the left main is not indicated.

In brief: CAD

Yes.
50% left main is indication for bypass. Stenting of the left main is not indicated.
Dr. Mark Landers
Dr. Mark Landers
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Probably not unless!

Probably not unless the blockage in the lad is at the very beginning and his cardiologist feels that stent placement either cannot be done or is very high risk.
However the best person to answer your question is the treating cardiologist.

In brief: Probably not unless!

Probably not unless the blockage in the lad is at the very beginning and his cardiologist feels that stent placement either cannot be done or is very high risk.
However the best person to answer your question is the treating cardiologist.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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