Dr Gokhale on Quora – The Best Answers to Your Questions

Dr Gokhale on Quora – The Best Answers to Your Questions

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Dr Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale, Chief Cardiothoracic, Transplant and Minimal Access Cardiac Surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills.
What is the new technique to remove heart blockages?
If there is a clot during heart attack, new devices have come to remove clots. For the narrowing in the arteries, still need to do either angioplasty with drug eluting stents or by bypass surgery. Many types of stents have come-recent being bio-absorbable stent which gets dissolved over a course of time without leaving any foreign body. For bypass surgery, for some patients , we can do with Minimally Invasive Heart Surgeries approach(key hole surgery)….More