Angina Pectoris (cont.)
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What about surgery for angina?
Like angioplasty, surgery is an option for people whose angina does not improve with medications and others who are at high risk of having a heart attack. Surgery is usually reserved for people with very severe narrowing or blockage in several coronary arteries.
In almost all cases, the operation used for severely narrowed coronary arteries is coronary artery bypass grafting.
Coronary artery bypass surgery
Do I need to follow-up with my doctor after being diagnosed with angina?
If a person has stable angina, they will need to visit their health-care professional on a regular basis to monitor angina episodes and assess if risk factors are being reduced.
The person's health-care professional will probably test their heart function periodically and assess the underlying disease. These tests will probably include the following:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/31/2016
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