Alternatives. Surgical intervention works very well but if you want an alternative to surgical intervention, there are diet and exercise programs for reversing heart disease. There are centers that specialize in this type of treatment. Two of many examples are the Nathan Pritikin Resort and the Dr. McDougall Health and Medical Center. These programs really work and have good research behind them. .
Intervention. To this day if an artery is occluded there is no alternative to treatment other than to physically open it. However at times the risk of revascularization is such that the recommendation would call for conservative management by lowering risk factors and changes in lifestyle to decrease disease progression and improve quality of life.