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I have a severe 3 CAD diagnose recently. My cardio told me that the Right vessel has 100 total oclusion , fortunately I have so many collateral vessel acting as an natural by pass . Should I still undergo a By pass surgery ? or an EECP theraphy?
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Need advice for complications after heart cath
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