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I am Dr. Hoellering, doctor of internal medicine, and pleased to help you. Recommendations very much depend on the kind of stenosis. You can't dissolve arteriosclerotic plaques with any drug; Alpha linolenic acid only helps to slow down the progress of arteriosclerosis. Angioplasty is only possible when only a small part of an artery is afflicted. If there are several blockages or a long one, angioplasty will not be sufficient. Technically it is possible to put one stent behind another, but the outcome is not encouraging.
I would ask your doctor to show you the pictures of your angiography. You will understand better then. But I have good news for you as well: Angioplasty can reduce symptoms, but it hasn't proved yet to actually prolong lifes. Bypasses can help you to live much longer, because they ensure a good blood flow for many years. Therefore I would follow your doctors advice.
I wish you good luck and a soon recovery!
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