Hi. Great question. As you may know, we cannot offer medical advice over the Internet, for your own safety of course. Although, your question does warrant a reply. Based on my research, doctors generally do not invasive procedures (such as a stent) unless there is a blockage of 70% or more. A blockage of 50% certainly warrants attention. Although, most doctors choose to treat it by other means, such as changing your diet, exercise, and medicine. Your doctor may also have other ideas to help you manage your condition. So, your question here would be a great one to pose to your cardiologist. What do you think? John. heart-failure.net community moderator.
brenton Woolfe Member
Thank you John for your response and giving me a baseline to spring from to act wisely.
John Bottrell, RRT Moderator & Contributor
You are welcome. Glad to be of help. And please do come back and give us an update when you decide which actions (if any) you decide to take. And if you talk to your doctor, it surely would be neat to hear what he/she has to say. Good luck. John. heart-failure.net community moderator.