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Coronary artery disease treatment

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of death in the UK and worldwide. CHD is sometimes called ischaemic heart disease or coronary artery disease.

All of us are at risk of coronary heart disease so it is important to understand the contributing risks.

There are a number of known risks that can contribute to the possibility of developing heart disease and many of them are within our own control. Reducing the impact of the known risk factors will your chance of avoiding heart disease. Other risk factors are hereditary.

Significant risk factors for developing coronary heart disease
  • Unhealthy cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight or obese
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Inactivity
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Age
  • Family history of heart disease
Symptoms of coronary heart disease (CHD)

The main symptoms of CHD:

  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • pain throughout the body
  • feeling fainting
  • feeling sick (nausea)

Not everyone has the same symptoms and some people may not have any symptoms before coronary heart disease is diagnosed.

Treatments and procedures

If you are diagnosed with coronary heart disease and you are advised to have treatment you will want to know that you are in the best hands. Our specialist team of consultant cardiologists will explain the various treatment option available for specific cardiac conditions. Treatment can include lifestyle changes, medicines, pacemakers, angioplasty or surgery.

Treatment Overview

Combining a calming hospital environment with outstanding patient care so you can recover as quickly as possible.

  • Covered by health insurance? Yes

  • Can I pay privately? Yes

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