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Angina and a single coronary artery blockage
An 80% obstruction of the ramus branch of the circumflex coronary artery means you have coronary artery disease, but not necessarily that your chest pain is angina, caused by this blockage. For that, other tests such as a stress test are necessary. Considering this lesion was discovered in 2011 and the ramus is as small as described by you, the volume of blood that flows through is also very small and therefore unlikely to cause much trouble even now, and an even less likely reason for angina since 1996. Meanwhile, you should review your cardiac risks and look into what you can do for a heart healthy life style. You can also calculate your cardiac risks and your optimal treatment.
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