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What is the treatment for narrowing of coronary arteries?

What is the treatment for narrowing of coronary arteries?

Another idea: Narrowing of coronary arteries usually is a result of atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque on the arterial walls. It is the long term effect of inflammation, cholesterol and aspects of lifestyle. If someone is motivated to change exercise habits, stress levels and diet, investigate the insurers- and medicare-approved program of dr. Dean ornish (www. Pmri. Org). It's work but can reverse this. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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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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What is the best treatment for coronary artery anomaly?

What is the best treatment for coronary artery anomaly?

It depends: Depending on the type of coronary artery anomaly, no treatment may be necessary. For other types of anomalies, surgery may be necessary to reduce the risk of future cardiac events. Consult your cardiologist who should be able to help answer your questions about your specific type of abnormality and potential risks. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for coronary artery blockage?

What are the treatment options for coronary artery blockage?

It depends: It depends on the degree of blockage and the symptoms. If the blockage of the coronary artery is >70% and the ischemia is reversible and the patient is symptomatic, revascularization (angioplasty/stent or surgery) is usually recommended, however there are patients have contraindications for intervention and they might be treated only by medications. Treatment is highly individualized. ...Read more

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What is treatment of blockage of small branch of coronary artery?

What is treatment of blockage of small branch of coronary artery?

Medication: Most would treat disease of smaller branches with medications if there is symptoms. If not improved with meds, angioplasty could be considered. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of a coronary artery anomaly?

What's the best treatment to get rid of a coronary artery anomaly?

Depends: If you know you have a coronary artery anomaly (ie, being born with an artery that supplies the heart muscle arising in an atypical location and/or following an abnormal course), I assume you've had an arteriogram? (which is the only way to diagnose it). Most coronary anomalies are benign and require no treatment. A few are potentially lethal and require bypass surgery. The a-gram distinguishes. ...Read more

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

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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Thrombolytic treatment to dissolve coronary artery blockage must be started within 3 hours of the onset of the episode?

Thrombolytic treatment to dissolve coronary artery blockage must be started within 3 hours of the onset of the episode?

More or less: The longer one waits after the onset of chest pain, the less likely that it is to help. Once the damage has been done to the heart, it is too late. The problem is that patients may have pain for longer periods of time before there is actual damage and there may be ongoing damage even if the pain started more than three hours ago. So this is often a difficult choice requiring a careful history. ...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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Can coronary artery disease is successful with medical treatment without any angioplasty??

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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What are some of the treatments available for coronary artery blockage?

What are some of the treatments available for coronary artery blockage?

Treatment of CAD: Treatment falls into 3 categories. Medical therapy, angioplasty, and coronary bypass surgery. Medical therapy with Aspirin and cholesterol-lowering medications along with other medications usually forms the basis of treatment with angioplasty (stents) and bypass surgery reserved for those patients who do not respond fully to medical therapy. ...Read more

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How does the rate of restenosis of coronary arteries compare with medical therapy over stents?

How does the rate of restenosis of coronary arteries compare with medical therapy over stents?

Not sure: I am not sure what is meant here. If there was no stent or balloon angioplasty to begin with, the term "restenosis" is sort of irrelevant here. On the other hand, if one is talking about treating in-instent restenosis with medical therapy; if the patient is asymptomatic, there is no reason to not try medical therapy for a while at least. ...Read more

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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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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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Do interventional procedures cure coronary artery diseases?

Do interventional procedures cure coronary artery diseases?

Coronary: Interventions are meant to relieve symptoms associated with hemodynamically significant blockages but don't remove atherosclerosis already there. Ongoing medical therapy is essential. In short, stents don't make you live longer but can help you live better. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me how precise is a nuclear stress ECG at detecting narrowing of the coronary arteries?

Can you tell me how precise is a nuclear stress ECG at detecting narrowing of the coronary arteries?

Usually accurate: Nuclear stress test using exercise (tread mill or drug induced tachycardia) as well as resting phases for comparison. Test detects ischemic or infarcted heart muscle which can be correlated with coronary artery supplying that portion of cardiac muscle. Test is considered usually quite accurate. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Cardiac (Definition)

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