Most heart attacks are caused by nonobstructive plaques that infiltrate the entire coronary artery tree. There is no such thing as “1-vessel disease,” “2-vessel disease,” or “left main disease.” Atherosclerotic plaque is continuous throughout the coronary arteries of heart attack victims.
Most heart attacks are caused by nonobstructive plaques that infiltrate the entire coronary artery tree. Atherosclerotic plaque is continuous throughout the coronary arteries of heart attack victims. That’s why we have to treat the cause and prevent the buildup of plaque in the first place, which means keeping your LDL cholesterol low. I talk more about how to do that later in this video series. Next, l talk about the risks of stents.
This is the second in a seven-video series on stents. If you missed the first one, check out Do Angioplasty Heart Stent Procedures Work?.
Stay tuned for:
- The Risks of Heart Stents
- Angioplasty Heart Stent Risks vs. Benefits
- Do Heart Stent Procedures Work for Angina Chest Pain?
- Why Are Stents Still Used If They Don’t Work?
- Heart Stents and Upcoding: How Cardiologists Game the System
All of these videos are available on a digital download of a webinar I did last year, which also includes a series on statins. You can find it here.
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