The treatment of CAD is important in reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke.
CAD is treated by reducing the risk factors -High blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, smoking, etc.
- Take your medications as directed.
- Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) – Angioplasty is the widening of the blocked artery using a small balloon with the deployment of a flexible wire mesh tube (stent) which remains in place holding the artery open.
- Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) open heart surgery.
- Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP).