Hi everyone, I’m 37 and suffered a heart attack. After an angiogram they found I have 1 blocked artery and another which is 70% blocked. I was told I needed an angioplasty to have a stent inserted, so a few months later they had their first attempt but failed. 2 months later the procedure was tried again but sadly failed and has now advise I would need a heart bypass operation. Are there any alternatives that I can ask for before a heart bypass? Ask for a second opinion? A different surgeon? Stronger medication? Going through a different part of my body as the artery that is blocked is at the bottom and back of my heart. The dr was great and advised he got the stents in both arteries but struggled to get any further. I don’t have anyone to speak to as my family are scared too so I avoid talking about it to them. Has anyone else been in this or a similar situation? I now understand the surgery is not keyhole. They will cut me open, through my ribs to do the heart bypass. I was also told there is no guarantee this will be successful either until they open me up. It’s a lot to take in straight after an angioplasty and I really don’t know what to do, i just feel so lost, everyone keeps saying I’m to young to go through this, has anyone else been through the same situation or a similar age to me? please help.
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