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High Blood Pressure and Atherosclerosis

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What Is the Treatment for Atherosclerosis?

In general, the treatment for atherosclerosis includes making changes to diet, increasing exercise, and often using medications to reduce blood cholesterol levels. Other treatments may include angioplasty and stenting for severe blockages. In some cases, open heart (bypass) surgery may even be required.

Your doctor may prescribe drugs to reduce high blood pressure and the risk of atherosclerosis. High blood pressure drugs include diuretics, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, and/or alpha blockers.

 

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Klodas, MD, FACC on May 06, 2012
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