Can a low dose aspirin help my coronary artery disease?

Yes but. An Aspirin daily can decrease the risk of heart attack by up to 50%. It is a good idea to speak with your doctor before you start an Aspirin regiment since I do not know your entire medical history.
Yes. For certain increased risk patients a low dose Aspirin can lower your risk of heart attack.

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I have coronary artery disease and will be having eye surgery soon my eye doctor wants me to stop the aspirin for a week before surgeon wants me to?

Discuss with doctor. Cataract surgery can be done while taking aspirin, but like all incisional surgeries, the risk of bleeding is increased. In my practice, i ask the patients who are taking Aspirin to discuss stopping it with the doctor who prescribes it. We then go with that doctor's recommendation. Read more...
Surgeon. We do stop Aspirin sometimes. The coronary surgeon may want you to delay until healed? The eye surgeon fears any, even small, bleeding risk. Have them chat and decide risk strategy. Read more...
Risk benefit of. Stopping Aspirin vs risk of bleeding with it on board....Talk to your physician. Read more...

I have coronary artery disease and take aspirin everyday I will be having eye surgery soon and my eye doctor wants me to discontinue the aspirin for a week before surgery I am not on any other blood thinners is this safe?

Yes it is safe. Probably not necessary if you are taking only 81mgs (baby aspirin). But one week without Aspirin does not cause a problem with coronary disease. And bleeding from eye surgery is serious, so hold the Aspirin and restart when told and you will be fine from a CAD standpoint. Read more...
Aspirin. Determination should be made by your cardiologist. Most cataract surgeries can be done without stopping aspirin. Read more...

Can only using stress test clarify existence of coronary artery disease (blokage due to high LDL, low HDL)?

Stress test is good. Stress test is designed to detect coronary artery disease. It is not a perfect test, but very good. If you have a normal test you are very unlikely to have any significant fixed blockage of any coronary artery. Blockage is not due to high LDL or low HDL - there are associations, but causality is another story. Read more...

Would going to a psychologist about stress relief help my coronary artery disease?

It Could. It would definitively be beneficial as long as you deal with the other issues such as blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, cigarette avoidance and exercise as well. Many factors come together to affect you and taking care of emotional stressors is part of the whole package. Read more...
It can. But preferably see a physician as stress relief can also be achieved with actually knowing whether you really have cad, its extent and severity, as well as risks including possible treatment options. Read more...
Maybe. Therapists can help you learn to reduce your stress levels. High stress levels cause the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis to over produce cortisol & adrenaline, which can increase arterial plaque, bp, LDL cholesterol (bad type), and possibly glucose dysregulation. Stress may elevate homocysteine levels that can cause cell damage. Reducing stress, exercise & improving diet & sleep all help. Read more...
Yes. It can only help. Stress is associated with CAD but determining its exact impact is unknown (there isn't a stress titer blood test). Read more...

Help please? How long can you live with coronary artery disease?

CAD. Depends on many factors. If you have coronary artery disease which is not highly obstructive and you are on treatment and following a full diet, exercise and medication program, not smoking, controlling your risk factors; you can do quite well. If all your variables are bad, then you have a higher probability of lesser survival. There is no simple formula. Read more...

How can my medical history help when diagnosing coronary artery disease?

Very essential. The medical history helps a great deal, the nature of the pain, the factors that bring it on, the location, the severity, the factors that relieve it, your family history, whether or not you smoke or use cocaine, what your other medical problems may be; all help in determining your risk of having coronary artery disease. This is referred to as the pre-test probability of the disease. Read more...