What are the treatment options for cardiovascular disease?

Omid Hajiseyed Javadi, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
Treatments for cardiovascular disease (CVD) have increased over the past couple of decades. Watch as thoracic surgeon Omid Javadi, MD, of Good Samaritan Hospital, explains which medications are the most effective.

There are several treatment options for cardiovascular disease. The first, and probably the most important for your long-term health, is lifestyle adjustments. Regular exercise, a healthy diet, smoking cessation, and reduced alcohol consumption are essential. Your doctor will most likely prescribe a medication to aid with your cardiac functioning. Depending on your condition, medications may treat your hypertension, lower cholesterol, and thin your blood to make it easier to pass through your blood vessels. A final option is surgery to open up or unblock clogged arteries, placing less stress on your heart and circulatory system.

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