Treatments for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Angina
The treatment goals of
- 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
American Heart Association website. Available at:
Cardiovascular disease. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at:
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.