What are the treatments for coronary heart disease?

Numerous. Treatment depends on the extent of the problem. Exercise and a low cholesterol diet may have a role in prevention of cad. If CAD is present, low dose Aspirin (81 mg daily) can reduce risk of heart attack 50%. Cholesterol meds (statins) also lower risk 20-30%. If it is symptomatic (angina) medicines such as nitroglycerin, beta-blockers, and sometimes calcium channel blockers can be used.
Common medications. Include, aspirin, cholesterol reducing medications called statins, bblockers a class that reduce blood pressure and pulse, ace inhibitors, a class used to reduce blood pressure and prevent damage to the ventricle, Plavix (clopidogrel) if a stent was placed in the coronaries. More important than these are weight loss, tobacco cessation, exercise, an immaculate diet. Good luck. Dr. B.

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What is the most effective treatment for coronary heart disease?

CAD. Coronary heart disease is heart disease caused and associated with abnormalities of the coronary arteries.The treatments are diet, exercise, not smoking , polypharmacy with aspirin, statin, beta blocker and ace inhibitor and sometimes other medicines, interventional procedures or surgery may also be recommended as appropriate for the individual patient. Read more...
Symptomatic. Angina may be medication alone. If unstable, progressive, severe, then studies and cardiac catheterization to identify specific blockages is needed. Then intervention with stents / and or surgery. Surgery, coronary bypass, particularly with left internal thoracic artery has incredible durability. Best is prevention, ! Read more...

What's the best proactive preventive treatments aside from exercise & diet for coronary heart disease. I'm 38 with a family history of heart disease.?

Statins. Chances are u have hyperlipidemia, we all do. Statins have revolutionized atherosclerosis like sodium pump inhibitors changed peptic ulcer disease. Read more...
See your doctor... In addition to the mentioned treatments, you need good BP control, glucose control and evaluation of lipids. Consult your doctor for exam, possible blood tests, and consultation. Read more...

What is chelation therapy for coronary heart disease?

Save your money. Dont think it has any medical use for this diagnosis. Read more...
Binding heavy metals. Chelation is a hypothesis that there are heavy metals present that initiate and perpetuate certain disease states. By the use of certain compounds that bind up these heavy metals and allow the body to excrete them, the conditions can be stopped or even reversed. A large nih trial some years back concluded that chelation therapy was not effecacious in the treatment of coronary disease. Read more...
Removes Heavy Metals. The tact nih study on IV chelation is one of the few large clinical trials that showed some benefit. See links below: 1) http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/news/press-releases/supplement/questions-and-answers-the-nih-trial-of-edta-chelation-therapy-for-coronary-heart-disease.Html 2) http://www.Forbes.Com/sites/larryhusten/2012/11/04/nih-trial-gives-surprising-boost-to-chelation-therapy/. Read more...

Is chelation therapy for coronary heart disease a good treatement?

No. Since 1982 when i became a physician, people have claimed chelation treatments for coronary artery disease were the treatment. In every single case i witnessed their demise from a coronary event. It is not an fda std. Of care procedure for coronary artery disease. In reality, it only benefits the person giving the treatment. Maybe within the next 100yrs the fda willfindnewmeds.That prevent plaque. Read more...

What are coronary heart disease exercises?

Many, many. Anything aerobic. Anything that gets you to move, elevate your heart rate and circulate blood. Read more...
Movement! Any exercise that involves moderately increasing your heart rate without causing excessive shortness of breath. Depending on whether you have coronary disease or not the degree to which you push yourself . If you do have cad, consult your cardiologist. Read more...