When Susie’s coronary artery disease (CAD) symptoms started, she was worried about the possibility of open-heart surgery. By talking to her doctor, Susie’s treatment choices became greater than she thought. Susie and her doctor decided that she would be eligible for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). After her stent was implanted, she could do the things she used to.
Open-heart surgery may not always be the right procedure for everyone. It is important that you talk with your doctor about which treatment is the right one for you and that you understand all of the risks and benefits.