Can coronary artery disease to be treated with only medication and exercise?Cardiology
I would prefer not to have any invasive interventions. Is it possible for heart disease to be treated with only medication and exercise, or will my outcomes be significantly poorer?
Yes, coronary artery disease can be treated with lifestyle changes - exercise along with diet/stopping smoking/losing weight and reducing stress.
However in certain kinds of coronary disease (may need both a coronary angiogram and nuclear scan) where there is a severe blockage which is causing impairment of blood flow to a significant part of the heart muscle, it maybe advisable to proceed with heart stent or bypass surgery to prevent a heart attack with poor outcomes including mortality.
Dr Nandakumar Ramasami
MBBS, MRCP, FRCP
38 IRRAWADDY ROAD
#05 - 34/35 Singapore 329563
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