Heart Disease: Surgical Methods to Save Your Life

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: What are your best options should you suffer from blocked arteries?
Air Date: 7/10/15
Duration: 10
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Barry Bertolet, MD
Barry-BertoletDr. Barry Bertolet is an Interventional Cardiologist with Cardiology Associates of North Mississippi, and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. He performed his undergraduate and medical school work at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Bertolet then went to the University of Florida Gainesville for internal medicine and cardiology training. He then served on the teaching staff for five years before moving to Tupelo. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Bertolet is actively involved in research, and has over 50 scientific publications on his CV.
Heart Disease: Surgical Methods to Save Your Life
Preventative care and lifestyle changes can go a long way towards preventing and treating heart disease.

But, these tactics may fall short if your coronary arteries become almost completely blocked.

If you're suffering from blocked arteries, working together with a cardiologist to form a strategic plan is essential in order to save your life.

Dr. Barry Bertolet joins Dr. Susanne to discuss surgical methods such as angioplasty and traditional stents, as well as a new innovation called an absorbable stent.