» » Medical Management of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Rating : 12345
Rate This Article : 1 2 3 4 5
G J 4
A -A +

Medical Management of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Initially Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) can be treated with tablets that can increase blood supply to the heart muscles either by dilating the blood vessels or making the heart pump the blood slowly but with more force. Aspirin or Anti-platelet therapy is given to keep the blood thin and prevent thrombosis. Medications are also given to reduce cholesterol/lipids levels in the blood and control diabetes and hypertension.


Angioplasty is an alternate invasive procedure to CABG, where the blocked arteries are opened up using a balloon catheter followed usually by metal ring like stent (resembles a coiled spring) to keep the opening from closing up again.

Patients with left main coronary artery stenosis or severe triple vessel disease (where all the 3 main coronary arteries have plaques) may not be eligible for a Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA).

Patients on high dose medications who continue to experience symptoms create a need for surgical intervention to remove or by-pass the blockages. In certain situation as described above the patient may not be fit for PTCA due to the nature of the disease and it is then that CABG is recommended.


Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions
what is the dental management of patient with history of CABG ??
santosa Saturday, October 8, 2011
my child had a blockage in his volve by birth. his balooning has been done since he was at the age of 22 days. we are regularly going to dr. for periodically check up as and when suggested. My son is now 11 years old he has no problem except swetting as and when he runs very fast while playing or otherwise. He is living is having good health comparing to a normal child. I just want to clear my doube that in the long run can we have any problem relating to volve in future or he will be alright for ever.
Urmil44 Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I had CABG 13 years ago (at age 69) and it resulted in a stroke that left me with hemiplegia. Now, my angina is returning, but I'm treating it with Seanol - which so far (2 months)has been successful. Rowland
Rowland Sunday, March 7, 2010
thank god..hope you be patient rawland and continue with healty rountine and life style.
artini Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ask an Expert

If you have a question about health related issues, you can now post it in our Ask An Expert section on our community website and get answers from our panel of experts.

You May Also Like

View All

Show More Related Topics y