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How can heart disease be treated?

Douglas Jacoby, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Heart disease is any disorder that affects the heart's ability to function normally and treatment varies depending on the severity of the condition. Lifestyle changes, including exercising, quitting smoking, limiting alcohol and eating a healthy diet is recommended for most patients with heart disease. If lifestyle changes aren’t enough, physicians may prescribe medications, recommend certain cardiac procedures, such as a coronary angioplasty, or surgery.

Samin K. Sharma, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
In most cases, heart disease can be treated with medication. But in some cases, further treatment is required. In this video, Dr. Samin Sharma, MD, a leading cardiologist at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, discusses more invasive treatments.
Heart disease can often be managed or even reversed with medical care, lifestyle changes or both. Controlling blood pressure and keeping cholesterol and weight in check can lower the risk of a heart attack. Being a non-smoker, eating a low-fat, heart-healthy diet and getting cardiovascular exercise are also important.

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