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help doctors! what're the treatments for coronary artery disease (cad)?

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 43 years experience
Medicines: There are medicines. Angioplasty and bypass operations cabg all determined by appropriate tests and nature of cad there are lot of advancements in CAD treatments lipid management asprin/ace/arb/beta blockers and diet exercise.
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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Three: 1.Medical treatment to lower bp, heart rate and cholesterol, smoking cessation and good exercise and diet. 2. Angioplasty and stunting if the medical treatment fails or high risk cad 3. Coronary bypass surgery if the angiogram shows multi vessel or complex cad.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Could I have gotten coronary artery disease from an error? I get nervous about it

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Dr. Diana Metzger
Cardiology 30 years experience
No: CAD does not occur overnight. Multiple factors enter into its development. I recommend watching diet, exercise, control blood pressure and diabetes, stop smoking. Stress control does help as well, but won't cause CAD by itself.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you have coronary artery disease at a young age?

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Dr. Diana Metzger
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes, but less likely: Coronary artery disease definitely increases in prevelance with aging. There are less common cases of CAD in younger people and are more associated with family history of CAD in young age, smoking, and diabetes. Also coronary spasms can occur, but are more likely assoc. With drug (such as Cocaine or amphetamine) use.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

What is nonobstructive coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Diana Metzger
Cardiology 30 years experience
Heart disease: Non obstructive implies that there are changes seen from cholesterol deposits in the arteries, however, not sufficient enough to require stenting. Take action in lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, stop smoking, control diabetes, exercise, lose weight, before it becomes obstructive.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Would it be very likely for a minor to have coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Unusual but possible, particularly some congenital coronary anomalies.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Would a person have coronary artery disease at a very young age?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Not usually to the degree of heart attack , but some plaque in american troops identified in18 year olds. Some others with hyperlipemias, diabetes etc.

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