Submitted by Dr T on May 29, 2012 – 8:53am
Your question:My dad is diagnosed with 60% block in central artery and about 95% in right artery. The doctor told us about two types of stent, i) Bare Metal Stent and ii) drug eluting stent. I wanted someone to guide me on which one to use.History about the patient:1) He is 60 years old2) He is Asian (Indian)3) He has history of high blood pressure4) Had already underwent surgery in leg due to an accident
Having coronary artery disease (CAD) by itself is not enough to warrant treatments that may include procedures such as a stent or even bypass surgery. For many patients with CAD Optimal Medical Treatment and a heart heaslthy lifestyle are the best solution. This link may help assess his treatment options.
Hope this helps,
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