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How effective is smoking cessation for treating coronary artery disease (cad)?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Coronary artery dise: Smoking is extremely effective at making CAD worse. Stopping smoking helps keep it from getting worse in concert with other treatments.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How effective is physical exercise for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Effects: It varies person to person and degree of CAD but in general exercise is lots more effective than sitting on your butt. Discuss with your doctor what might be appropriate for you.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of coronary artery disease (cad) in men?

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Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 29 years experience
CAD in men: Often there are no symptoms until patients develop chest pain or angina. The pain may be in the chest, shoulder, jaw, epigastric area or arm. Usually there are associated with other symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea, lightheadedness and/or diaphoresis. The hallmark of cardiac chest pain is that it comes and goes with activity and resolves with rest.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What must I do if I have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease (cad)?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
Heart healthy: Atherosclerosis is very common and requires treatment for severe asymptomatic lesions but more commonly for symptomatic obstructions. If you don't need revascularization yet via stents or surgery then lifestyle modifications and medication to prevent progression of the atherosclerosis is needed.

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