Will I need surgery if I have angina?

Yolanda Y. Hendley, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
You may require a procedure if you develop severe angina or are at high risk for a heart attack. Procedures for angina include:
  • Coronary angiogram to see if artery blockage is the cause of your angina
  • Angioplasty to open up arteries to improve blood flow and ease chest pain
  • Bypass surgery, which grafts a blood vessel onto the diseased artery, going around the blockage and increasing blood flow to the heart
  • Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) using a laser to create tiny holes in the heart, which is used to relieve chest pain in those who cannot have angioplasty or bypass surgery
Tell your doctor about any chest pain. If it’s severe, or the pain persists, call 911.

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The content originally appeared online at Saint Francis Healthcare.

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