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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Vascular Problems
Answer: Not currently, most use cholesterol lowering agents like Lipitor etc.
Vascular Surgery [posted 7/27/98]
Answer: The balloon angioplasty is by far the best option if his anatomy will allow it. In this procedure, a balloon is inserted in the artery and inflated when passed through the narrowing. Occasionally, the narrowing is too long or too small for complete opening and surgery is necessary in this case. Risks include rupture, emboli from the balloon, infection and bleeding.