Posted 12/27/2008 11:44 AM (GMT -6)
Hi, my father (64) recently had a heart attack, and the cath was able to unblock a couple of the arteries. However, the film still shows three blocked arteries... The surgeon told us that one of the blocked arteries is big enough for him to bypass, but doesn't want to risk open heart surgery to only bypass one of the arteries, so he suggested angioplasty. The film shows the two other arteries are very small (he told us from my fathers type 2 diabetes), and would not be able to bypass these blocked arteries or perform an angioplasty. Basically he told us there is not much we can do for the two other blocked arteries except diet and medical maintenance. I was wondering if there is anyone out there that specializes with small arteries, and would be able to perform a bypass? Or have any information that may help us... I am looking for an experts/doctors opinion.