Frequently asked questions on important topics / Can’t I wait until I get heart disease and then have angioplasty or bypass?

If only things were that easy! First, having a heart catheterization and bypass surgery is no fun and to be avoided if at all possible. But even more importantly, almost half of the people who have heart attacks die of their first heart attack before they ever have the chance of having things fixed. Therefore, it’s better to try to figure out if you’re at risk and to try to decrease your risk to prevent heart disease.

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease