I think there are too many blockages to consider stenting. There is also a covering of disease over significant distances of the arteries. I believe that bypass is the best solution here. Your LIMA vessel is clear which means it can be used in the bypass. Perhaps the RIMA could be used for the right coronary artery too. Medication or exercise will not help with disease, the blockages are actually severe. Exercise could cause damage rather than make improvements. You definitely require revascularisation.
HOWEVER, saying that, there is another possibility. In order to confirm whether viable or not, you will probably require a nuclear scan. Your Cardiologist would have to determine if you have collateral vessels open which act as a natural bypass. However, with the distal LCX having such a blockage, this may be hindered. In many cases, the LCX will give feeds to the LAD, but if the LCX is blocked this is inhibited. The RCA is normally very good at creating its own bypass, this may already have started, or could start. In 2007, I had a very similar problem to yours. My LCX had a 98% blockage and my LAD was 100% blocked at the top. They put a stent into my LCX which then opened feeds into my LAD, giving it a bypass.
So perhaps this is something you could discuss with your cardiologist.
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