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Help doctors! what're the treatments for coronary artery disease (cad)?

Help doctors! what're the treatments for coronary artery disease (cad)?

Three: 1.Medical treatment to lower bp, heart rate and cholesterol, smoking cessation and good exercise and diet. 2. Angioplasty and stunting if the medical treatment fails or high risk cad 3. Coronary bypass surgery if the angiogram shows multi vessel or complex cad. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries. Eventually, the plaque can occlude the artery, 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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Parsley tea? is it safe for someone with coronary artery disease, heart attacks(2), and on warfarin and Plavix (clopidogrel) treatments? I have a valve replacement

Parsley tea? is it safe for someone with coronary artery disease, heart attacks(2), and on warfarin and Plavix (clopidogrel) treatments? I have a valve replacement

Probably, but:: Medscape interactions database states: "parsley increases effects of warfarin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor or non-significant interaction. Theoretical interaction." Based on this I would recommend safe but suggest limiting perhaps to 1 cup a day.No interaction with Plavix (clopidogrel) reported. ...Read more

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Does an angioplasty cure coronary artery disease? Will I have to have repeat angioplasties, or does this procedure prevent plaque from forming again?

Does an angioplasty cure coronary artery disease? Will I have to have repeat angioplasties, or does this procedure prevent plaque from forming again?

No, Symptoms; ↑Ds: Angioplasty: hydraulic expansion of narrowing; damages artery & can easily recur: reason for stents & procedure further complicates the disease process. There has long been evidence that arterial disease is at least partially reversible, but MDs paid for treating symptoms. Optimize NMR particle test LDL ?700 nmol/L, large HDL ?9 µmol/L), HbA1c ?6.0%, 5.0% optimal, SBP ?120, ?body fat, ?activity. ...Read more

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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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I've switched jobs and now I have no insurance for 90 days. Any suggestions on over-the-counter medicines for coronary artery disease, high bp, diabetes, psoriasis, and sleep apnea?

I've switched jobs and now I have no insurance for 90 days. Any suggestions on over-the-counter medicines for coronary artery disease, high bp, diabetes, psoriasis, and sleep apnea?

Get old insurance : You lost your job and let your health insurance expire. You want over the counter medications for coronary artery disease. The best thing to do is get old insurance back. You should have one year after leaving to get old insurance. This will allow you to get the correct medications. Over the counter medications do not have the same effect. Except aspirin. Be well. ...Read more

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What's the most natural treatment for coronary artery disease?

What's the most natural treatment for coronary artery disease?

Lifestyle changes: There are risk factors you can't control, like family history and diseases you've had that put you at risk. Most of the risk factors are within your control, such as diet and exercise to keep you LDL low and your HDL high. Discuss these measures with your doctor as everyone can benefit from this, get regular checkups and blood tests to monitor your progress. Do not smoke or take drugs. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for coronary artery disease?

What is the treatment for coronary artery disease?

Many: There are many components to treatment including quitting smoking if you smoke, eating healthy and working toward a healthy weight if needed, regular exercise, identification & then treatment of modifiable risk factors (i.e. Blood pressure, cholesterol & other advanced markers, diabetes, more) , and then regular follow-up to ensure goals are being met & new advances in treatment incorporated. ...Read more

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Can coronary artery disease is successful with medical treatment without any angioplasty??

Yes: All patients with coronary artery disease are treated with medications - aspirin or other antiplatelet drugs, Statins , beta blockers and ACE inhibitors are the mainstay in most cases ( not all) Angioplasty is teserved dor a. Selected few - patients coming in with a heart attack or patients with angina which cannot be treated by medication alone ...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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


Dr. Corey Clay
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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