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Heart Disease Treatment With Angioplasty and Stents

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Can Angioplasty Cure Coronary Artery Disease?

While procedures performed during coronary angioplasty will open a blocked artery, they will not cure coronary artery disease. Lifestyle factors that can worsen coronary artery disease, such as smoking and diet, will still need to be modified. An exercise program will also be prescribed to improve your cardiac health. In addition, you may need to take one or more medications for heart disease.

 

 

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Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on February 10, 2014
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