Treatments for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Angina

The treatment goals of CAD and angina are:

  • To alleviate immediate angina symptoms
  • To improve heart function and prevent permanent heart damage in the future

Plaque Blocking an Artery

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Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changes
Medications
Surgery
Alternative and complementary therapies

References:

American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.americanheart.org .

Braunwald’s Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 7th ed. WB Saunders; 2005.

Cardiovascular disease. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/doc.do/id/0900f3ec802720b8 .



Last reviewed May 2007 by Craig Clark, DO, FACC, FAHA, FASE

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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