Heart Surgery May be Best to Treat CHD in Dialysis Patients

Research shows that stenting may not be as effective if you have multiple blockages in the arteries around the heart.

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An estimated 30 to 60 percent of kidney failure patients on dialysis have coronary heart disease, a narrowing of the small arteries that supply blood to the heart. Arteries blocked with plaque can be opened with angiography and stenting or with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), which requires open surgery.
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