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For coronary artery disease, is ballooning or stenting better? 

In a patient with one artery 100% blocked and the other 80% blocked, what is good for him - ballooning or stenting? Can a patient choose as to what has to be done?

submitted by Nasser from Canada on 5/29/2014


Neil E. Strickman, MD, FACC, FACPby Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Neil E. Strickman, MD  

Balloon angioplasty is normally done before the stent is implanted to allow smooth passage of the stent. 


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