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inoperable coronary artery disease

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Certainly: Evaluation by a primary care & cardiologist, reduce weight - BMI < 28, eat right: low fat, low (bad) cholesterol, consider high quality fish oil, cess ... Read More
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
48 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It depends on: One's understanding of the word "treated". If one means "cured", the answer is no. If one means "prevented", then not totally. Currently, treatment mo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes if on high dose statins for years it is possible to stabilize and slightly improve.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Possibly in mildest: Stages by aggressive lifestyle modification including aggressive lowering of ldl. But once more significant atherosclerosis is present it is generall ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Not Really: Coronary artery disease, also referred to as CAD or cvd, can be controlled or ameliorated with diet, exercise, cessation of smoking, moderation of al ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience Cardiology
No cure : There is no cure for CAD we as cardiologist try our best to prevent and treat it by altering risk factors like cholesterol diabetes hypertension smoki ... Read More
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience Cardiology
Regression...: Atherosclerotic plaque is a living tissue, not a static process. While it cannot be "cured" per say, one can tip the scales in favor of plaque regres ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple ways: From an angioplasty to a cardiac bypass. Modifying your risk factors are best, stopping smoking, lowering your cholesterol, losing weight, etc.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Blockage: Plaque builds up in the wall of the artery and can cause the artery to get gradually more narrow. If the plaque ruptures the artery can suddenly get c ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Cath lab , CT, scans: CT scan can do a calcium count, which is related to disease. Cath lab can create dye studies of the arteries, which show blockage. A myocardial perf ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marco Paliotta
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Several test.: There are several tests for coronary artery disease. A thorough history and physical exam, ekg, ct scan, nuclear studies are all helpful but the best ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Ischemic disease: Heart disease, ischemic heart disease, coronary heart disease, atherosclerotic heart disease(ashd).
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Various: If you're asking how CAD is diagnosed, there are actually many ways. Direct testing can show it (ie stress test, calcium scan, catheterization). We al ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
16 years experience Cardiology
Here are some causes: Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle, family history, old age are the most common causes.
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