I just read of a gov't study on heart procedures. Bypass surgery and angioplasty with stents only gets the clogged arteries on the heart. The rest of your circulatory system is probably clogged as well (a life time of ham and cheese omelets). The medicine only approach may be advisable.They describe the medicine as Baby aspirin, cholesterol statin and blood pressure meds.
My doctors at MAYO-Rochester opened up my clogged artery with four stents "and" prescribed the medicines also: aspirin, Simvistatin and Benazipril. You might say I got the relief of repairs to the major blockages and the meds for any clogging that might occur later.