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Should I go for angioplasty?

Recently my Dad aged  66 yrs suffered with angina pain.Docs suggested some test and after the angiography they suggetsed to go for angioplasty after finding Mid-CAD 80% blockage.

Wanted to ask should I go for angioplasty for it or can it be cured by medicines itself?

Is  there any after effects of angioplasty?

Please suggest its urgent...thanks in advance.


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Form what I know, treatment by medicines and angioplasty are considered equally effective. However, in case of emergencies(heart attack) angioplasty becomes necessary. You have not identified the artery which is blocked 80%. You need to talk to your cardiologist and decide on the action plan.

Please know that angioplasty has its own complications sometimes during the procedure and sometimes after the procedure. Reblocking of stent is very common in 25% patients.

Some blockages can be managed by proper medicines, diet and exercise. Consult a good doctor, if you are able to get one. Some doctors prefer treatment by medicines rather than angioplasty.

Wish you good luck.
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