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A 48-year-old member asked:

How can coronary artery disease be cured?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
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 alcohol intake, diabetes control and medications.
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Cardiology 33 years experience
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 smoking diet and exercise.
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 33 years experience
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 regression, see the regress trial. Plaque is inflammation in the arterial wall, by lowering your inflammatory processes, you can cause regression of plaque. Insulin resistance is a key inflammatory process that needs to be reduced. Treat this & cholesterol.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is there a cure available for coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
Management: While there is no complete cure for CAD everyone can manage their disease. Stop smoking, lose weight: BMI <28, very healthy low fat diet (some suggest an anti-inflammatory diet), exercise, control diabetes/check blood sugar, regular check ups to review cholesterol, bp, sugar, BMI in check and take medications as prescribed.
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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 39-year-old member asked:

How do you diagnose coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
Imaging: There are many imaging modalities that investigate the degree to which the coronaries are diseased. Most adults have a degree of coronary artery disease; the question is the severity. The best means of detection of the severity of coronary artery disease is a functional test such as stress test combined with imaging. The imaging can be nuclear, echo, mri, and pet.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
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 test is a cardiac catheterization. The cardiologist will place a small catheter through a groin vessel up to the heart and inject a special dye into the coronary arteries. The pictures will show if there are any blockages or not.
India
A 23-year-old member asked:

Can children have coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Cardiology 17 years experience
Yes: With explosion of obesity in children, early coronary plaque is possible by their 18th birthday.

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