The treatment options for blockages in the arteries of the heart, depend on whether or not the patient has a multivessel disease.
Dr. Viveka Kumar (Sr. Director – Cath Lab; Interventional Cardiology & Electrophysiology Max Super Speciality Hospital) informs that stenting is now used in several day-care centres as patients can be discharged within 24 hours and sometimes within 12 hours. He explains that in the following instances angioplasty with stenting is a better treatment option as compared to a bypass surgery:-
However, there are occasions wherein a bypass surgery is a superior treatment option to stenting. If a patient is diabetic and has more than three blockages in the heart (triple vessel disease) then a bypass surgery is suitable. Regardless, with ageing, bodily wear and tear will require due attention as no treatment is a permanent solution.