An invasive procedure to treat coronary heart disease may be necessary in people who have severe symptoms that indicate marked impairment of blood flow to the heart. It just may not be possible to wait to determine if a healthy diet and drug therapy are effective.
In such cases, an invasive procedure that immediately restores blood flow to the heart may be necessary. In other cases, after diet and drug therapy have been tried without sufficient success, an invasive procedure may be recommended.
You may have heard about these procedures on the news or read about them in magazines. We'll provide you with in-depth, accurate information that will arm you with the knowledge you need before talking about them with your doctor or undergoing such a procedure.
The first such procedure that we'll discuss is angioplasty, explained on the next page.
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