Harvard Heart Letter

Seeking a second opinion: When, why, and how?

In many cases, another physicianís perspective about a proposed heart procedure can be helpful. Youíve just found out that several of your heartís arteries are almost completely blocked. Your doctor believes bypass surgery is the best treatment option for you, but you wonder if a less invasive procedure might be possible. Or perhaps you have a heart valve that isnít working well ó should you have it repaired, or fully replaced? …

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