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Heart Disorders board


I'm 46 been to hospital today had angiogram got this 2 vessels arteries decrease
1 big one 95% narrow
1 small one starting to narrow

they have give me 2 choices coronary angioplasty or coronary bypass surgery

at the moment dont no which to pick they going to send for me in 3 months by then i have to pick 1
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Is it safe to have coronary artery bypass surgery?
Coronary artery bypass surgery is still an effective way of relieving angina, stabilises the heart and improves the quality of life for patients. A recent study showed that there were no significant differences in the quality of life between people who had beating heart surgery and those who had surgery using the bypass machine. However, the patients included were considered to be at low risk of developing complications and they were only followed up for one year after surgery. Further research is needed in this area.
If you are worried about having problems with your cognitive function after bypass surgery, your cardiac surgeon for an individual risk assessment.


Medical Information Department, December 2005
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I think its going to be this because of the relieving angina but my family are not happy about it they say i should go for coronary angioplasty i think they are worried about the risks .
coronary angioplasty fewer than 5 in every 1,000 people die
coronary bypass surgery 20 in every 1,000 people die
the reason i want this is bacause of relieving angina pains .
i dont think i'm been selfish. just thinking of the pains from angina i dont want
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medication i'm taking at moment
bisoprolol 10mg tab
Diltiazem hydrochloride 60mg 3 times a day
aspirin 75mg tab
lansoprazole 30mg cap
simvastatin 40mg tab
clopidogrel 75mg
Isosorbide mononitrate 40mg twice a day
glyceryl trinitrate (deponit) patches 10mg or spray