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how is coronary heart disease treated?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Medically: Medical treatment is the most important. Drugs to lower cholesterol and treat elevated blood pressure are essential. Aspirin and other anti-clotting drugs are key. Beta blocking drugs and angiotensin inhibiting drugs are also important. Invasive procedures such as angioplasty, stents and bypass surgery are best reserved for patiens with unstable disease. All patients need complete medical rx.
Dr. Jon Spiers
Thoracic Surgery 31 years experience
Many ways: Some patients are treated without medicine, and merely have to exercise, watch their diet and so forth. Most require some medications in addition to diet and exercise. Others require more - an angioplasty and a stent, or even a bypass. Talk to your doctor to determine what is the best way for you to be treated.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

How does lifestyle affect the development of coronary heart disease?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 20 years experience
Numerous ways: It is well known that smoking, obesity, and lack of exercise can contribute to coronary disease, in part through effects on blood pressure and diabetes, and in part via more direct effects on the arteries. Stress can sometimes play a role in this in predisposed individuals.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is coronary heart disease reversible?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 31 years experience
Depends: Since there are many causes, the answer depends on the cause. For example, if someone is born with a congenital anomaly, correcting the defect may correct the problem. However, if it is due to a multifactorial inflammatory atherosclerotic process then we may manage the disease, prevent progression - even achieve some regression- but we do not "cure" it.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are common factors that cause coronary heart disease?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
5 factors: The 5 major risk factors for coronary artery disease are cigarettes, family history, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, and diabetes mellitus. The greater number of risk factors, the greater the risk of coronary disease. The absence of risk factors, however, does not completely protect you from coronary artery disease.
A 23-year-old member asked:

What are the treatments for coronary heart disease?

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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Geriatrics 25 years experience
Common medications: Include, aspirin, cholesterol reducing medications called statins, bblockers a class that reduce blood pressure and pulse, ace inhibitors, a class used to reduce blood pressure and prevent damage to the ventricle, Plavix (clopidogrel) if a stent was placed in the coronaries. More important than these are weight loss, tobacco cessation, exercise, an immaculate diet. Good luck. Dr. B.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What influences the development of coronary heart disease?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
Many factors: Smoking, cholesterol (ldl, hdl, triglycerides), genetics, diet (for cholesterol), daily exercise/good fitness level, diabetes (know and control your blood sugar), medications - these are the main factors influencing the development of CAD other than other diseases that could have a tremendous impact on the progress of cad.

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