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A 32-year-old member asked:

how effective is lovastatin (mevacor) for treating coronary artery disease (cad)?

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Dr. John Ricotta
Vascular Surgery 48 years experience
Very important: This group of drugs (statins) works in two ways, lowering cholesterol and decreasing arterial inflammation There are many studies that statins reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death in patients with vascular disease. IT is less clear how effective , or necessary, they are in patients who have no signs of vascular disease and normal lipid profile

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there any herbal supplements that can be ingested to treat coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 37 years experience
Herbs and CM: There are no clinical studies in reputable journals that support the use of herbal supplements to treat coronary artery disease.
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Can I better my coronary artery disease by adopting a healthy diet?

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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Geriatrics 25 years experience
Yes!: Eat more fruits, vegetables, and reduce your intake meals high in fat and cholesterol. Exercise, keep lean.
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Is coronary artery bypass surgery compatible with varicose veins?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Depends: Coronary artery bypass can be done with either the internal mammary arteries under ther sternum (there is one on each side), the radial arteries in the forearms or the great saphenous veins in the legs. If the veins in the legs are varicose, they are not used. If used they may become aneurysmal.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How could HDL and LDL lead to coronary heart disease?

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Family Medicine 10 years experience
HDL good, LDL bad: Hdl and LDL refer to high (or low) density lipoproteins. These are part of how the body transports fats and cholesterol in our blood. Hdl carries cholesterol to the liver to be broken down while LDL deposits cholesterol in the walls of your blood vessels, causing coronary artery disease and a host of other problems. The goal is to raise HDL and lower LDL for optimal heart health.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have sternal chest pain and cxr showed increased lung markings in the base of my lungs. I was sent home to folliw up. Is this serious? Cardiac labs were normal.

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Probably not: I presume you we're seen in er. Increased lung markings at the base of lung is probably nothing. I think you should be worried. Anyway you will be going to your doctor, he will be in a better position to help you.

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