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A 45-year-old member asked:

what is the treatment for angina?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
SEE BELOW: Medical therapy is the workhorse of therapy, however, frequently revascularization with angioplasty/stenting and bypass surgery is necessary. See your doctor/cardiologist.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Medical: Medical while evaluating total situation and overall risks (nitroglycerin) commonly cardiac catheterization with percutaneous intervention or subsequent cardiac surgery depending on the anatomical coronary findings people have lived for years with treated angina. Total personal factors play a role.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Several: Treatments for angina include lifestyle changes, medicines, medical procedures, cardiac rehabilitation (rehab), and other therapies. The main goals of treatment are to: reduce pain and discomfort and how often it occurs prevent or lower your risk for heart attack and death by treating your underlying heart condition.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is angina disease hereditable?

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Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Angina pectoris is chest pain that occurs with exertion. It is caused by a narrowing or partial blockage in the arteries. Coronary artery disease (blockage of the arteries to the heart) is strongly influenced by family history or genetics as well as other factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol, exercise level, and smoking.
A 21-year-old member asked:

My dad died of angina, am I more likely to get it?

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Dr. Amy Gruszecki
Pathology 27 years experience
Yes: Your dad likely died of the medical conditions that cause angina - atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and hypertensive cardiovascular disease. These diseases are passed on in families. So you have a likely chance to also have those diseases.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Agree. This is the 21st century and if you choose a fitness lifestyle, it will generally protect you from coronary artery atherosclerosis despite your family history.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

When could eecp treatment be used for people with angina?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Must meet criteria: Only certain patients qualify for eecp treatment. Some criteria include: being no longer helped by medicinal therapy, having angina that is restricting one from doing daily activities, being at high risk of complications if catheterization or surgical treatments were to be done, not having blood pressure, heart rate, or heart valve problems that would disqualify one for eecp, etc...
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A 58-year-old male asked:

I want to ask about the treatment af angina ?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Angina: It needs to be evaluated by a cardiologist, certain tests need to be one to determine the underlying problem and treatment is given accordingly, both medical and surgical options are available depending on the condition of the heart and its vessels.
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A 59-year-old female asked:

I was diagnosed with having Ludwig angina. Can you tell me what that is, the symptoms and treatment.

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Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Use website: This is a good website for you to get answers to all your questions. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001047.htm

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