Even with your best efforts at prevention through lifestyle changes and medications, your coronary arteries could become dangerously obstructed with the buildup of plaques. When this happens, your physician might recommend a revascularization procedurefor example, angioplasty or bypass surgeryto prevent the blockages from worsening and triggering a heart attack.
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Roger S. Blumenthal, M.D.
Director, Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease
Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Simeon Margolis, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine