Is it advisable for my father to undergo angioplasty?
Q: My 51 years old father's angiography report states:- LMCA: normal, LAD: normal, Lcx: non-dominant and normal, RCA: dominant, proximal mid junction 60% thrombotic lesion, and LV ANGIO: not done (LVEF~60%by 2D Echo). On the basis of this report, is it advisable for my father to go in for angioplasty? What are the chances of complications?
A:The decision whether angioplasty is required or not required, cannot be taken purely on the basis of the angiography report. The clinical status plays an important role. In experienced hands, the chance of major complications during angioplasty is less than 0.1%