Coronary heart disease is not curable, even with heart bypass (the patient doesn't change; the arteries are bypassed and the arteries or veins used as bypasses can get blocked up). So we need to monitor the patient over the long term to decide whether we need to change treatment, to monitor and control risk factors, and encourage the patient to lead a full and active life. New treatments for heart disease come along all the time. It is helpful for patients to see their doctor so that they may get the benefit of new treatments and advice.
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