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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
Answer:by 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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