Q. My dad has had bypass surgery and multiple PCIs and now one of his arteries is completely blocked. He has chest pain that limits his ability to walk his black lab, Tank. He doesn’t think he can take another round of bypass and cardiac rehab. It’s 2017 – there should be better ways by now!
A. Depending on your dad’s condition, there may be other options. Many patients with coronary artery disease end up needing multiple surgeries, especially if they have severe atherosclerosis (the disease that leads to coronary artery blockage). But there are newer, advanced treatments and one of these –... More