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Q&A: Bypass Surgery: Do I Need It?

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You need bypass surgery when blocked arteries lead to an unsatisfactory quality of life or a high risk of heart attack. "Unsatisfactory" in this case means frequent bouts of angina or shortness of breath with minimal exertion.

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Isolated Systolic Hypertension

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Isolated systolic hypertension or ISH is when just the top number of your blood pressure reading is too high. The top number of your blood pressure reading reflects the systolic pressure, or the amount of pressure being generated when the heart is contracting.

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