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My mother has coronary artery disease. What should I tell her?
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Good options
Eat healthy, exercise regularly per doctor's direction, quit smoking, take medications needed to treat angina, cholesterol and blood pressure and aspirin.
Your cardiologist may recommend a stent or bypass surgery based upon severity of the disease. Reassure your mother that a lot can be done to treat her condition.

In brief: Good options
Eat healthy, exercise regularly per doctor's direction, quit smoking, take medications needed to treat angina, cholesterol and blood pressure and aspirin.
Your cardiologist may recommend a stent or bypass surgery based upon severity of the disease. Reassure your mother that a lot can be done to treat her condition.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Regina Druz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It depends...
More information is needed to answer that as "coronary heart disease" is a rather broad term. It includes a non-obstructive disease, such as blockages that have not progressed to cause symptoms but still need treatment, and obstructive disease that may lead to various symptoms including angina, heartattack, and congestive heart failure.
Please, provide more information.

In brief: It depends...
More information is needed to answer that as "coronary heart disease" is a rather broad term. It includes a non-obstructive disease, such as blockages that have not progressed to cause symptoms but still need treatment, and obstructive disease that may lead to various symptoms including angina, heartattack, and congestive heart failure.
Please, provide more information.
Dr. Regina Druz
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Dr. Yoshifumi Naka
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: See a cardiologist
The majority of coronary artery disease can be treated by cardiologists.
Please ask her primary care physician to find out a cardiologist.

In brief: See a cardiologist
The majority of coronary artery disease can be treated by cardiologists.
Please ask her primary care physician to find out a cardiologist.
Dr. Yoshifumi Naka
Dr. Yoshifumi Naka
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