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Is coronary heart disease reversible?
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Unknwon.
Although there have been suggestive studies that showed coronary plaque regression, most data is focused on plaque stabilization.
As long as the plaque is stable and the symptoms controlled, it is not essential that we "revers" atherosclerosis. In the future, cetp modifying drugs may prove to reverse plaque. Only time will tell.

In brief: Unknwon.
Although there have been suggestive studies that showed coronary plaque regression, most data is focused on plaque stabilization.
As long as the plaque is stable and the symptoms controlled, it is not essential that we "revers" atherosclerosis. In the future, cetp modifying drugs may prove to reverse plaque. Only time will tell.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Since there are many causes, the answer depends on the cause.
For example, if someone is born with a congenital anomaly, correcting the defect may correct the problem. However, if it is due to a multifactorial inflammatory atherosclerotic process then we may manage the disease, prevent progression - even achieve some regression- but we do not "cure" it.

In brief: Depends
Since there are many causes, the answer depends on the cause.
For example, if someone is born with a congenital anomaly, correcting the defect may correct the problem. However, if it is due to a multifactorial inflammatory atherosclerotic process then we may manage the disease, prevent progression - even achieve some regression- but we do not "cure" it.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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