A member asked:

Can coronary artery disease be treated?

11 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Charles Jost answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Certainly: Evaluation by a primary care & cardiologist, reduce weight - BMI < 28, eat right: low fat, low (bad) cholesterol, consider high quality fish oil, cessation of smoking, exercise (if you are healthy enough per your physician), reduce alcohol consumption, take prescribed medications as directed. Know your numbers: cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and work with your physician to optimize them.

Answered 9/22/2018



Specializes in 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 modalities are medical and procedure-based. Medical rx relies in control of diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and smoking; includes Aspirin and/or plavix (clopidogrel). Procedure-based rx can be plasty/stent or bypass.

Answered 9/22/2018


Dr. Gregory Hines answered

Specializes in 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.

Answered 2/17/2013


Dr. Milton Alvis, jr answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

Minimize the Drivers: Optimize lipoprotein concentrations (ldl ; hdl, not cholesterol), low normal blood glucose: hba1c &lt;5.0, low normal bp, don&#x27;t smoke, stay physically active, confront and resolve stress, etc. This is the best approach. Conventional medical methods , angioplasty, stents, bypass surgery, etc. Only partially treat the symptoms ; further complicate the disease process (i have experience will all these).

Answered 3/11/2023



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