Harvard Heart Letter

Bypass or angioplasty with stenting: How do you choose?

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It's your doctor's call, but it's good to understand, and to weigh, your options.

Your heart doesn't just pump blood—it needs blood to survive. So when blocked coronary arteries threaten the heart's blood supply, something must be done.

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