Is angioplasty required even if there is no angina pain?
Q: I am a diabetic patient since six years having Type II diabetes. Early this year I felt severe chest pain and so consulted my doctor. He said that I had a silent heart attack somewhere in the past. He says that two of my arteries are blocked. One artery is 100% blocked and other is 90% and I needed an angioplasty. He has given me medicines. After about one month later my pain went away. I want to know that in case of angina of heart, if the angina pain goes away with medicines, then is angioplasty important? Many people say that after angioplasty, patients are unable to do any hard physical work in their entire life. Is this true?
A:Angina pain can disappear with medicines and even then you will require angioplasty if recommended by your doctor. After angioplasty, one can resume all physical activities including hard work. As regards to your lesions whether it is amenable to angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery can be decided after seeing your angiography film.