alternative to cronary bypass surgery

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oblevion
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   Posted 8/31/2006 12:12 AM (GMT -7)   
 
i have suffered from a heart attack recently . docters have found artiry blockage . i want to know if ther is any alternative to cronary bypass surgery. if ther exists what is that. i will be thankfull to you.
 
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els
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   Posted 8/31/2006 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi oblevion, I just wanted to welcome you to Healing Well forum, we are happy to have you.  I am sorry about your heart attack and blockage it is difficult to find out when you have heart problems and trying to find answers to treatment.  There are many here who have gone through this and can answer your questions, I am sure you will get some responses from some of them.  Please do feel free to visit here often as this is a great place for support and information.  Take care

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ConnieS
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   Posted 8/31/2006 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
The alternative to coronary bypass surgery is placement of stents, if you are a candidate. Whether you are a candidate for stents depends upon a number of factors, including the location(s) and size of your blockage(s). A good cardiologist should be able to explain all your options to you, including why you are or are not a candidate for stents. Often, a cardiologist will specialize in placing stents, while another specializes in doing bypass surgery, so you may want/need to see more than one cardiologist. Some people also choose to try to control the problem with diet, exercise, and medication, but again much depends upon where the blockages are, how many, how much damage was done to your heart, etc.

Hang in there!!
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