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Regarding Heart Treatment

My father (53 yrs, Smoker).I am putting the details of the angiogram report for your reference: Please suggest that is it manditatory to under go for stent operation or  does it cure by taking medicines?

LMCA : NORMAL
LAD : Osteal 40% LESION
Diagonals : NORMAL
LCX : Mid segnebt 100% block
OMs : 1,2 small Vessels
RCA : Normal

Final Diagnosis : CAD,SVD
Recommondations : PTCA to LCX

KIndly post the suggestions
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Hi there!

While 40% or less blockades are largely management medically and procedures like angioplasty/ stenting are nor particularly required; the region supplied by the artery with 100% blockade (LCX) is more likely to be dead and chances are that it may not respond to medical/ interventional/ surgical procedures and there may not be much benefit of undergoing a surgery, unless the block has been recent and tests show reversible ischaemia. I would suggest getting a second opinion form another cardiologist with the same angiography report with radiological images (other than your primary cardiologist who has suggested a PTCA) before deciding on a management plan.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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