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I wasn't sure if you could do so, but thank you for you time!

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For heart attack and stroke victims, the thinking is that the chance of a second incident is greatest in the first 6 months, so only emergencies should be treated. Our problem is, for example, my father's case; he had some chest pain and sweating, got a quad bypass, but according to the doctors suffered no heart damage. Can we treat him right away since technically he didn't have a heart attack?

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As a dentist, the standard of care (a wonderfully ambiguous and ever-changing barometer) is to wait 6 months after a heart attack before treating those patients. Can you offer any guidance on which individuals are most at risk? What the line is between someone you'd be comfortable treating vs someone who should delay any elective treatment for a certain amount of time?