Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) (cont.)
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How is coronary heart disease treated?
Treatment of coronary artery disease centers around one main issue – the inadequate blood flow in the coronary arteries cannot meet the oxygen demand of the heart muscle. To prevent heart attacks, diet modification and medications (some designed to reduce cholesterol, others to reduce oxygen demand) are used. Mechanical methods, such as percutaneous coronary intervention and CABG (coronary artery bypass grafts) are procedures used to open the narrowed blood vessels of coronary artery disease.
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