My mother has coronary artery disease. What should I tell her?

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.
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.
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.

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Please tell me might be possible to treat triple vessel coronary artery disease without having a surgical cabg?

Possible. Traditionally, triple vessel disease was treated with bypass surgery. Depending on the anatomy and the patient, multi-vessel stenting could be a reasonable option. Read more...
Less likely. Occasional stenting can be used. Need the whole history and exact anatomy of the coronaries, and other risk factors to make a recommendation. Read more...
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If coronary artery disease cannot be identified by MRA, why did my cardiologist tell me it could be? And cancelled my angio because MRA was normal?

Complicated. Harrie, MRA is a good (but not perfect) test for detecting Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). It is an excellent screening test, especially in the young or those without major risk factors. Since CAD is very unlikely in a 23 year old, your cardiologist probably felt this was sufficient to rule it out, and an invasive procedure like a cath wasn't worth the risk to you. Hope this helps! Read more...
It can. At 24 years of age, your chances of having significant coronary artery disease are small, especially if there is no early heart disease in the family. MRA is non-invasive, and can identify coronary artery disease, though with limitations. Cardiac catheterization is invasive, and while it is a definitive study, it is not without risk of complications. Read more...
MR of coronaries. An MRI/MRA of the chest is usually to asses global anatomy and large vessels. Coronary vessels are too small to be accurately evaluated by MR, although this is an area of continuing research. Cardiac CT would be the best noninvasive imaging test to evaluate the coronary anatomy, although given your age, your risk is small without significant history or clinical findings. Read more...

My lady friend has coronary artery disease. She was too embarassed to tell me any more. Can you explain it to me please?

Blockage in arteries. The coronary arteries are blood vessels that supply the heart muscle with oxygen and nutrition. When they get plugged by cholesterol and/or a blood clot a heart attack occurs. When the blockage is not complete, but restricts the blood flow to the muscle, various activities like vigorous exercise can cause chest symptoms (angina). I hope your friend is getting medical care for her condition. Read more...
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Clogged arteries. Coronary artery disease mostly means clogged coronary arteries. Coronary arteries are the arteries surrounding the heart and give blood supply to the heart muscle. Coronary artery disease may lead to a heart attack and significant disability or death. Those who have coronary artery disease need to consult cardiologists. Read more...

With single vessel luminal (phenobarbital) narrowing coronary artery disease what percent requires angio?

CAD. If a suspicion of significant CAD is present (symptoms or abnormal stress study), angiography might be indicated. Intervention might be indicated if a blockage of greater than 70% is present. Read more...