The best treatment for coronary artery disease is preventative efforts. Excercise such as walking 5 days a week 30 minutes at a time, diet, managing cholesterol and blood pressure and avoiding bad habits such as smoking are essential. Once the disease manfiests as either angina or heart attack these measures become paramount.
Medications such as nitroglycerin are used for angina. Aspirin and drugs such as Plavix/Effient/Brillinta are used to prevent clotting of the arteries. Statin medications are used to reduce heart attacks and progression of disease. Beta-blockers to reduce angina and sudden death from arrhythmias. ACE inhibitors are used for reduction in atherosclerotic progression.
Additional agents such as Ranexa are to reduce angina.