About Treatments for Coronary Artery Disease

Stents and bypass surgery are common treatments for blocked arteries. Stents are tiny, expandable mesh tubes that hold arteries open. Bypass surgery involves rerouting the blood flow around the blocked artery by using a healthy artery from somewhere else in your body. Both Medtronic options can help you get back to your active life.

What Is It?

Whether the treatment is stenting or bypass surgery, the goal of coronary artery disease treatment is to restore blood flow in a clogged artery to a near-normal rate. Both of these methods require specialized procedures and devices to accomplish this goal.
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Benefits and Risks

As with any surgical procedure, both bypass surgery and stenting have potential benefits and risks. It is important that you understand these potential benefits and risks if you are considering treatment for coronary artery disease.
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Read about the experiences of people who have received our products and therapies. You’ll learn first-hand what life was like for these particular patients, both before and after treatment.
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Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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