Medication vs. Stent treatment for coronary artery disease
Recent angiogram revealed a 70-80% blockage in LAD. That is the minimum blockage to stent. Because of upcoming surgery, I was put on medication and not stented. Later one of the cardiologists did tell me that recent research has shown that medication can be as effective as stenting in most cases. I am wondering if anyone has made the choice of medication vs. stent and on what basis. Stenting is not risk free, and prohibits any surgery for a significant amount of time.