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What are the treatment options for unstable angina?

Unstable angina requires emergency medical treatment. In the hospital, you may be treated with medications and surgery to avoid a heart attack. Surgical options include angioplasty, in which an artery is widened and a stent inserted to keep it open, or coronary bypass surgery.

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