Heart Attack, Select "Bypass" or Mounting Ring?

Heart attacks and other heart problems can be caused by narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. Therefore, should be taken to provide a way for the blood back to the heart muscle.

Either bypass surgery or mounting ring (stent) is equally intent is to facilitate the flow of blood to the heart. "Both can be done depending on the health condition of the patient," said Dr. Ronald Winardi, cardiac surgeon.

Mounting ring (stent) is done via a catheter that is directed into the artery that is narrowed. Then the balloon was developed so that the artery was dilated.

Meanwhile, the bypass is a procedure for providing a shortcut. "This shortcut has a route from blocked arteries to the aortic fat deposits," said Ronald.

Most used arteries taken from other parts of the body. "It usually comes from the calf," he added.

Mounting ring basically more suitable in patients who experienced one or two blockages in the blood vessels, while some patients are better done clogged artery bypass action.

Compared with mounting ring, bypass surgery is more often performed. Arterial revascularization therapy study results of studies in 2011 showed that 16.8 percent of patients who had to undergo surgery mounting ring for the second time. Whereas in the group receiving only 3.5 percent of bypass surgery.

The group who underwent bypass surgery had a 87.8 percent survival rate, while the pairing ring around 73.8 percent in the year post-action.

"Surgical bypass has a chance to close the return of the smaller blood vessels," he said.