It is recommended to first slow down coronary artery disease by improving the health of your heart and blood vessels, through lifestyle changes. Making lifestyle choices to control the risk factors for coronary artery disease is the best long-term measure.
Drugs and surgical techniques can open up narrowed coronary arteries. Optimal medical therapy such as aspirin (blood thinners), beta blockers (cardiac protective) and statins (cholesterol lowering medications) is given to all patients with coronary artery disease.
While many people are able to manage this disease with lifestyle changes and medications, others with severe coronary artery disease may need coronary angioplasty or surgery. There are various procedures to improve coronary blood flow (revascularisation):
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