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Is there a cure available for coronary artery disease?

Is there a cure available for coronary artery disease?

Strictly speaking, : No. But there are many modalities that are preventive and/or therapeutic. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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Is there a cure for renal artery occlusion?

Is there a cure for renal artery occlusion?

Depends: "occlusion" means 100% blockage. "stenosis" means <100% blockage. If you have abrupt or very recent occlusion or stenosis, the artery can be dilated and stented using a wire & balloon (angioplasty). If there is chronic occlusion, the kidney has been permanently damaged and there's no benefit in doing anything further to the artery. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for peripheral arterial disease? What are the treatments available now?

Is there a cure for peripheral arterial disease? What are the treatments available now?

No cure but...: Treatment always starts with risk factor management..Smoking cessation, lipid control, BP control, exercise, wt loss. Balloon angioplasty, stenting, athrectomy, direct removal of plaque (endarterectomy) and bypass surgery are all possible treatments depending on symptoms. Vascular surgeons provide all of these and so are uniquely qualified to manage patients with pad in an unbiased manner. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for mitral stenosis?

Is there a cure for mitral stenosis?

Not exactly: There are several treatment options but no medicine can open the valve. These treatments can reduce the blockage but the falve is still abnormal or replaced with an artificial valve. Sometime a ballon can be inserted thru the valve to stretch it open and improve flow. Rarely can the valve be repaired (unlike a leaking valve which is usually repaired). It can be replaced with an artificial valve. ...Read more

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And is there a cure for arteriosclerosis?

And is there a cure for arteriosclerosis?

Management: Start by seeing your dr for evaluation. Reduce weight - BMI < 28, eat right: low fat, low (bad) cholesterol, consider high quality fish oil, cessation of smoking, exercise (if you are healthy enough per your physician), reduce alcohol consumption, take prescribed medications as directed. Know your numbers: cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and work with your physician to optimize them. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for Parkinson's disease?

Is there a cure for Parkinson's disease?

Research: There are medications and procedures (e.g. Dbs surgery) that can help alleviate the symptoms of parkinson's disease, but there is no cure currently. Since pd (at least initially) involves only a small very localized group of cells, pd is one of the more promising targets for stem cell transplant research. More info available at michaeljfox.Org, npf.Org, apdaparkinson.Org. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for Parkinson's disease?

Is there a cure for Parkinson's disease?

Currently no cure: There are active research projects being done to find the cure for parkinson, but currently no available cure. We only have treatments--basically treating the symptoms and slow down the progression of disease, as well as treating its complications...Neurologic/cardiovascular issues, musculoskeletal problems, depression etc.... If it is a a burdensome illness. My best regards.... ...Read more

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Is there a cure for Parkinson's disease?,

Treatmnt yes cure no: Seek out great medical care for treatment to control symptoms however currently there is no cure/treatment to reverse the disease. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for heart failure?

Is there a cure for heart failure?

Depends: Depends on cause. If prior heart attack, then chances of complete recovery of dead tissue is very unlikely. If no prior CAD or mi, then chances of recovery are higher.. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for liver disease?

Is there a cure for liver disease?

Depends on cause: There are many types of liver disease. Some liver diseases are caused by viruses like Hepatitis A,B,C. Some liver diseases are caused by medications, alcohol or drugs. Some liver diseases usually resolve on their own like Hepatitis A. Some have treatment but no cure and some are curable. You would need to know what type of liver disease you have to know if it is curable. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for huntington's disease?

Is there a cure for huntington's disease?

Available Treatments: No, but treatments are becoming available. In 2008, tetrabenazine was the first fda approved drug for chorea in hd; discuss this option with your neurologist. Combining medication and psychotherapy can be effective for addressing mood symptoms in hd. There is no effective treatment for cognitive symptoms at the moment. Unfortunately, treatments help with symptoms but not the progression of hd. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for celiac disease?

Is there a cure for celiac disease?

NO: Celiac disease is a disease where the presence of gluten - a product of wheat causes inflammation in the gut. Although there is no cure for celiac disease eating gluten free foods, which in this day and age are readily found in most supermarkets, aleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a definite cure for restrictive lung disease?

Is there a definite cure for restrictive lung disease?

Depends.: Too many types of restrictive lung disease to answer in this short space. I assume because you are asking the question that you have been told that you do not have a "cure". Many restrictive diseases are not curable, but there are good treatments. On the other hand morbid obesity may cause restriction and may be cured. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for meniere's disease?

Not yet: Not yet. But there are ways of limiting the severity of the symptoms and possibly reducing the recurrent attacks. Get specialized expertise for this bothersome disorder. And stay tuned. ...Read more

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I have risk factors for coronary artery disease, is there effective preventative treatment?

Certainly: Primary and secondary prevention is available. One would want to do everything possible to prevent an issue from occuring. Once the disease is present, then secondary prevention is necessary. A healthy lifestyle is the beginning. See you pcp and get a good physical exam and risk factor assessment and counselling. Lab testing and other procedures may be necessary. Step out, step up and do it! ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for coronary heart disease?

CAD: Coronary heart disease is heart disease caused and associated with abnormalities of the coronary arteries.The treatments are diet, exercise, not smoking , polypharmacy with aspirin, statin, beta blocker and ace inhibitor and sometimes other medicines, interventional procedures or surgery may also be recommended as appropriate for the individual patient. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for pulmonary hypertension?

Is there a cure for pulmonary hypertension?

Hard to tell: It depends on what the cause of it is. Obstructive sleep apnea if causing it, may be cured by weight loss and some surgical techniques, whereas primary pulmonary hypertension will not get cured but may be adequately controlled by some medications. ...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


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Coronary Artery (Definition)

Coronary artery is the name given to the blood vessels that supply the myocardium. The word coronary was coined by the first anatomists that noticed that if you remove all muscle from the heart the remaining vessels resemble the shape of a corona or crown. ...Read more