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My 83 year old grandfather in Cyprus has recently just had a

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My 83 year old grandfather in Cyprus has recently just had a mild heart attack/stroke.
He has recently had a "Cardiac Catheterisation Lab Report" , which concluded:
"Severe distal LMCA bifurcation disease, tight mid segment and significant distal LAD artery disease Dominant RCA"
Recommendation: URGENT CABG
My understanding is that he urgently needs to get bypass surgery.
I would like to know whether there are other options and what the risks are.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 1 year ago.

Hi there, abbreviations are no fun, but you understood rightly: A bypass is highly recommended. Since he had a catheter already and they apparently were not able to stent the arteries, there is only the conservative alternative: Taking tablets. But this would not safe his life.

Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 1 year ago.
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