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Choosing the best procedure
Stents have a 10-15% failure rate in the first year of implant when the cardiologist judge it is an optimal situation. In your case, if a procedure is indicated, you will be much better of with a CABG. I have written about your situation here: How long does a heart stent last? Do they need to be replaced?
Contrary to what you heard, there are significant differences between stents (PCI) and CABG. Here is a review I wrote for medical professionals: CABG Superior to PCI in long-term treatment of coronary artery disease.
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