• 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 changesMedicationsSurgeryAlternative and complementary therapies

    References

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

    Cardiovascular disease. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/HeartDisease/ . Updated April 2009. Accessed June 18, 2009.

    Libby P, Braunwald E. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders; 2007.

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