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Doctor insights on: Best Coronary Arteriosclerosis Program

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Does the ornish program apply to coronary artery blockage?

Does the ornish program apply to coronary artery blockage?

Yes: The ornish program of life style changes is certainly a good idea for someone who already had coronary artery blockage. It involves lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, stopping smoking, and stress management. It is not a replacement for treating your disease with medications where indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

The leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries, thereby stopping blood flow to the organ supplied by that artery. If the artery supplies the heart, blockage causes a heart attack. If the blockage is in a brain vessel, the ...Read more


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Is coronary artery disease the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction? Please advise!

Is coronary artery disease the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction? Please advise!

CAD: is the same as arteriosclerosis, though arteriosclerosis can refer to sclerosing (scarring) of any artery, not just those in the heart. A myocardial infarction (commonly called a heart attack) occurs when there is complete cutoff of blood supply to some part of the heart muscles, usually due to underlying coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is adenosine preconditioning cardioprotective in coronary artery bypass surgery?

Is adenosine preconditioning cardioprotective in coronary artery bypass surgery?

Maybe: Experimental models (mice, chickens) have shown some benefit of Adenosine before and during cardiac surgery. However, clinical studies in actual patients have not shown as significant a benefit - similar to Adenosine treatment in patients with acute mi. ...Read more

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How effective is coronary artery bypass surgery for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is coronary artery bypass surgery for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Coronary artery dise: CABG is very effective at improving the symptoms of CAD in appropriate patients. Generally over 90% get good relief of symptoms sometimes for many years. The actual disease process isn't treated so CABG must be associated with diet, exercise and drug therapy long term. for the best results. ...Read more

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

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

Coronary artery dise: Smoking is extremely effective at making CAD worse. Stopping smoking helps keep it from getting worse in concert with other treatments. ...Read more

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How effective is a coronary stent for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is a coronary stent for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Stent: When treating an obstructed coronary artery with a stent is the appropriate treatment, the stent if properly placed and without complications is usually 90-95% effective at relieving the symptoms associated with the obstructed artery. Stenting is not necessarily appropriate for all patients and treatment needs to be individualized. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What treatment option integrates treatment for high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, and coronary heart?

What treatment option integrates treatment for high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, and coronary heart?

Best to Address All: The LDL & HDL lipoproteins (protein particles which carry all fats in the water outside cells, see NMR particle test) are the primary issue, along with blood glucose (optimal hba1c ?5.0%), blood pressure (sbp ?120 mmhg), no smoking & several other issues, known & not. Thus best to address all issues in unisyn, do not aim for normal. Instead aim for excellence: absence of drivers of the disease. ...Read more

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

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

Angioplasty: For patients with appropriate indications, coronary angioplasty is an effective treatment. The important words are appropriate indication and this is patient specific. The discussion needs to be had with the cardiologist who knows the patient best. ...Read more

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

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

PTCa: PTCA is highly effective for providing symptom relief in patients who are appropriate candidates for PTCA procedures. It does NOT cure the disease, it helps provide better flow through the diseased vessel, full diet, exercise, not smoking and medical therapy remain necessary for life after the procedures before them. ...Read more

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How effective is a coronary artery bypass surgery for treating atherosclerosis?

How effective is a coronary artery bypass surgery for treating atherosclerosis?

It depends: Depending on the number, location, and severity of the blockages, pumping function of the heart, and presence of other diseases like diabetes, bypass surgery can be very effective. For other situations, medical therapy or percunateous coronary interventions can be better. a healthy lifestyle is always the foundation of treatment, and a physician should be consulted for the most appropriate data. ...Read more

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What is coronary atherosclerosis?

What is coronary atherosclerosis?

Plaque buildup: Little spots along the coronary arteries (they "crown" the heart) develop patches of macrophages that become loaded with cholesterol, and eventually scarring narrows the artery; the spot may burst or a bleed into the spot, either causing sudden death. There are many fewer deaths from coronary atherosclerosis today than in the past, mostly due to healthier lifestyles. ...Read more

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Any of you treating atherosclerosis or CAD coronary arterial disease?

Any of you treating atherosclerosis or CAD coronary arterial disease?

Any who are not?: That's a very common condition for doctors to be treating. Go ahead and ask a question. ...Read more

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Why is a heart rehabilitation program important?

Why is a heart rehabilitation program important?

Prevention: It is of paramount significance in that it helps rebuild heart muscle stamina and eventually prevent recurrent heart attacks and increase its endurance. ...Read more

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What medicine is best to coronary byepass patients?

What medicine is best to coronary byepass patients?

Heart disease : Sorry but that question is unclear. We use many medications together for those patients, the effects are additive. ...Read more

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How effective is atherectomy for coronary artery disease?

Very effective: Rotational atherectomy is a niche tool. Some kinds of coronary blockages are not amenable to stenting, particularly those which contain a large amount of calcium. These blockages are very hard and the stent cannot easily expand. Rotational atherectomy is very effective in opening heavily calcified arteries. Rotational atherectomy is not required in the majority of angioplasties. ...Read more

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Coronary artery disease is the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction. True?

Coronary artery disease is the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction. True?

Arteriosclerosis: Arteriosclerosis is the usual cause for coronary artery disease. Myocardial infarction is usually caused by coronary artery disease(i.e. Arteriosclerosis). They are interrelated but arteriosclerosis is not myocardial infarction but it is the usual cause through coronary arteriosclerosis. ...Read more

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Who would need atherectomy for coronary artery disease (cad)?

Who would need atherectomy for coronary artery disease (cad)?

Uncommon situation.: Atherectomy means removal of the atheroma, that is, of the plaque that is causing the blockage of the artery. This particular procedure is rarely performed during coronary bypass surgery and involves removal of plaque from the right coronary artery. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise is good for lessening your coronary artery disease?

What kind of exercise is good for lessening your coronary artery disease?

Aerobic: Under supervision by your md, aerobic exercise will help recruit smaller arteries that feed your heart muscles and can develop natural bypasses around narrowed coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Coronary Artery Disease (Male) (Definition)

Coronary arteriosclerosis is the narrowing and stiffening of arteries due to fatty plaque buildup in the blood vessels. ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more