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A 39-year-old member asked:

How effective is atorvastatin (lipitor) for treating coronary artery disease (cad)?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kirk Charles
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Cholesterol: is what the medication addresses. By changing the cholesterol profile inflammation is reduced leading to plaque stabilization. This limits the potential for heart attacks. Atorvastatin and other statins have been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events and complications. It should be taken by those with cardiovascular risk factors.
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
For over 40 years now we have been using statins to ameliorate heart disease. In addition to their antilipidemic effect, statins have many pleiotropic benefits that lowers ones risk of an adverse cv outcome independent of lowering cholesterol. They are anti inflammatory, antioxidants, etc. statins have revolutionized Cardiac care
Sep 19, 2015

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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
52 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?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 30 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)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 30 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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