Ask the Doctors November 2004 Issue

Ask the Doctors: 11/04

I was told that one of my heart arteries is completely blocked and that there is nothing doctors can do about it. Is this true?

The first question is whether anything needs to be done. In large part, what to do depends on how bad your symptoms are, how much heart muscle is compromised by the blocked artery, and how plugged up your other heart arteries are. Medications can help treat chest pains that may be…

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