The Choice Between Heart Bypass Surgery and Angioplasty

April 3, 2015 1:39 PM

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CABG is more invasive, but repeat procedures are more likely with stenting.

Within eight months, Marjorie McLaren, 62, of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, underwent two cardiac catheterizations. Last May, she had emergency angioplasty at a local hospital. Then, in January, she had an elective blockage-clearing procedure at a large medical center – leaving her with a total of four a...

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