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Treatment Options

Treatment Options

Treatment Options

When you're having a heart attack, you are taken emergently to the cardiac cath to determine which artery is blocked and what percentage of blockages you have. What the cardiac cath entails is shooting a contrast through the blood vessels in your heart so that we can see all the arteries of the heart and determine where the blockages are and whether it's fixable. So your options at that point, will include putting a stent to open up the blocked artery or refer you to surgery if these blockages are not able to be fixed with stenting. Reasons for this include smaller blood vessels being clogged, multiple arteries clogged, or your heart function just being lower than normal. In that case, you would be referred to see a cardiothoracic surgeon for bypass, which is open heart surgery and a revascularization of these vessels.

Doctor Profile

Jacqueline Eubany, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

  • Board certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist
  • Served in the US Navy for 12 years where she was responsible for the healthcare of active duty military, including war veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Inducted as a fellow in the prestigious American College of Cardiology, and in the Heart Rhythm Society

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