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A 43-year-old member asked:

How effective is eptifibatide (integrilin) for treating coronary artery disease (cad)?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Ricotta
Vascular Surgery 49 years experience
Not treatment: Integrillin is something used DURING treatment of Coronary disease by angioplasty to prevent clots. IT is not usually a first line drug and is only used during the procedure or for a few days after. IT is not used to treat or prevent coronary disease outside of the angioplasty setting

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A 46-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
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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