Is there a cure for unstable angina?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Unstable angina is a medical emergency, but one for which there are very effective surgical treatments. However, there is no magic cure. Preventing unstable angina and avoiding heart attacks are the main goals of treating coronary artery disease and chronic stable angina. Medications are often used. A successful treatment plan will often incorporate lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and staying at a healthy weight, as both obesity and smoking not only increase your risk of angina, they make heart attack more likely. Exercise and eating a diet high in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables are also often part of a successful treatment plan.

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