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What are the treatment options for coronary artery blockage?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
It depends: It depends on the degree of blockage and the symptoms. If the blockage of the coronary artery is >70% and the ischemia is reversible and the patient is symptomatic, revascularization (angioplasty/stent or surgery) is usually recommended, however there are patients have contraindications for intervention and they might be treated only by medications. Treatment is highly individualized.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
Diet,Meds, stents: Proper diet and tolerable exercise, medications such as aspirin, clopidogrel and statins, and finally if all else fails, and the person is symptomatic, stents or bypass surgery. I would not undergo stenting unless i had symptoms of chest pain or exertional shortness of breath. Far too many stents are being deployed without the right indications these days.

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What is the treatment for narrowing of coronary arteries?

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What is coronary artery blockage?

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What are the causes of coronary artery blockage?

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Several: There are a number of risk factors that lead to plaque in the coronary arteries which is the reason for the blockage. Some of these are smoking, high blood pressure, unhealthy diet, an abnormally high cholesterol, lack of exercise, and obesity. There are also hereditary factors.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What are some of the consequences of coronary artery blockage?

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Cardiology 55 years experience
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