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Can coronary artery disease be treated?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Certainly

Evaluation by a primary care & cardiologist, reduce weight - BMI < 28, eat right: low fat, low (bad) cholesterol, consider high quality fish oil, cessation of smoking, exercise (if you are healthy enough per your physician), reduce alcohol consumption, take prescribed medications as directed.
Know your numbers: cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and work with your physician to optimize them.

In brief: Certainly

Evaluation by a primary care & cardiologist, reduce weight - BMI < 28, eat right: low fat, low (bad) cholesterol, consider high quality fish oil, cessation of smoking, exercise (if you are healthy enough per your physician), reduce alcohol consumption, take prescribed medications as directed.
Know your numbers: cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and work with your physician to optimize them.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends on

One's understanding of the word "treated".
If one means "cured", the answer is no. If one means "prevented", then not totally. Currently, treatment modalities are medical and procedure-based. Medical rx relies in control of diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and smoking; includes Aspirin and/or plavix (clopidogrel). Procedure-based rx can be plasty/stent or bypass.

In brief: It depends on

One's understanding of the word "treated".
If one means "cured", the answer is no. If one means "prevented", then not totally. Currently, treatment modalities are medical and procedure-based. Medical rx relies in control of diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and smoking; includes Aspirin and/or plavix (clopidogrel). Procedure-based rx can be plasty/stent or bypass.
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thank
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