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    If I’m just having stable chest pain, should my doctor recommend drug therapy or an interventional procedure like angioplasty?

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    If I’m just having stable chest pain
    I don’t feel that it’s necessary for patients to suffer for years and years and years and take eight medications a day, so that they can only have mild chest pain when they walk. I think it’s much better for the patient, on the average to have a stent put in, have complete relief for their symptoms, and actually not have to take so many medications. This is a real benefit for patients.

    – Tim Fischell, M.D., FSCAI, (video)
       Borgess Heart Institute