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Can medicine cure a blocked artery and be an alternative to angioplasty?

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• BD patient in Bangladesh -- Having a 90-95% blockage in the dominant coronary artery (often the left, but in your case, it's the right) is almost certainly causing ischemia. We assume you have symptoms which is why you got an angiogram. Medical therapy is considered the first line of therapy for stable coronary disease, but there's no medicine that can unblock an artery, certainly not a stenosis (blockage) as narrow as yours. Assuming you are having symptoms, angioplasty (PCI) most likely would be the preferred therapy. Again, nothing in this Forum is meant to be a substitute for advice from a medical doctor.
Angioplasty.Org Staff, Angioplasty.Org, April 1, 2012

• The BD doctor told RCA dominant vessel having 90-95% stenosis in its proximal segment. Recommend for PTCA to RCA. Can you please advise is there any other alternative like it would be possible to cure by medicine or need PTCA?
BD patient, itsl, Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 31, 2012
































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