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What is the treatment for coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
10 doctors agree

In brief: Many

There are many components to treatment including quitting smoking if you smoke, eating healthy and working toward a healthy weight if needed, regular exercise, identification & then treatment of modifiable risk factors (i.
e. Blood pressure, cholesterol & other advanced markers, diabetes, more) , and then regular follow-up to ensure goals are being met & new advances in treatment incorporated.

In brief: Many

There are many components to treatment including quitting smoking if you smoke, eating healthy and working toward a healthy weight if needed, regular exercise, identification & then treatment of modifiable risk factors (i.
e. Blood pressure, cholesterol & other advanced markers, diabetes, more) , and then regular follow-up to ensure goals are being met & new advances in treatment incorporated.
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Dr. Charles Jost
Controlling diabetes, if one has it, is extremely important in the treatment of coronary artery disease.
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Lifestyle and meds

Treatment for coronary artery disease involves lifestyle changes (exercise, diet, weight management, smoking cessation, etc), drugs (cholesterol-lowering medication like a statin, anti-platelet medication like Aspirin and possibly blood pressure medication like a beta blocker and an ace inhibitor if you had a heart attack), and possibly procedures (stent placement or bypass).

In brief: Lifestyle and meds

Treatment for coronary artery disease involves lifestyle changes (exercise, diet, weight management, smoking cessation, etc), drugs (cholesterol-lowering medication like a statin, anti-platelet medication like Aspirin and possibly blood pressure medication like a beta blocker and an ace inhibitor if you had a heart attack), and possibly procedures (stent placement or bypass).
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

On how far along the disease is! first blood pressure must be controlled and cholesterol controlled.
A lo salt low cholesterol well balanced diet accompanied by appropriate exercise that the person is capable of doing. If you are diabetic keep your diabetes under control. If you smoke stop and try to stay away from passive tobacco also. Be compliant with your meds and see your drs on time!

In brief: Depends

On how far along the disease is! first blood pressure must be controlled and cholesterol controlled.
A lo salt low cholesterol well balanced diet accompanied by appropriate exercise that the person is capable of doing. If you are diabetic keep your diabetes under control. If you smoke stop and try to stay away from passive tobacco also. Be compliant with your meds and see your drs on time!
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Optimize Drivers

The dominant treatments are for the symptoms: anti-anginal + anti-clotting meds, angioplasty, bypass surgery.
However the best treatments are optimizing the ds. Drivers: optimize lipoproteins (not cholesterol, see NMR particle test), blood glucose (optimal hba1c ?5.0%), blood pressure (optimal sbp ? 120 mmhg), don’t smoke, etc. Stress tests overwhelmingly miss the disease until after advanced.

In brief: Optimize Drivers

The dominant treatments are for the symptoms: anti-anginal + anti-clotting meds, angioplasty, bypass surgery.
However the best treatments are optimizing the ds. Drivers: optimize lipoproteins (not cholesterol, see NMR particle test), blood glucose (optimal hba1c ?5.0%), blood pressure (optimal sbp ? 120 mmhg), don’t smoke, etc. Stress tests overwhelmingly miss the disease until after advanced.
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