Treatment For Angina
Treatment for angina can consists of several options. Your doctor will be able to determine which treatment is best for you. This article will discuss that various treatment options that is most commonly used for angina patients.
- Lifestyle changes for angina. For some people suffering from angina, a change in lifestyle may be suggested treatment by their doctor. Changing your lifestyle can help prevent reoccurring episodes on angina. The different lifestyle changes recommended depends on what often triggers the patients angina. Commons lifestyle changes include resting when needed, avoiding heavy meals, and avoiding stressful situations. Other lifestyle changes can include following a heart healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, and exercising regularly.
- Medicines for angina. Sometime treatment for angina will include medicines such as Nitrates. Nitrates are used to relax and widen the blood vessels. Nitroglycerin is most commonly prescribed and can be given in tablets that dissolve in the mouth to prevent angina episodes. In conjunction with Nitrates you may also need other medications like beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, blood thinners, or calcium channel blockers. These medicines can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, slow the heart rate, relax blood vessel, reduce heart strain and prevent clots.
- Medical procedures for angina. If lifestyle changes or medicine does not control angina properly then your doctor may suggest medical procedure options. An angioplasty may be performed to open any blocked or narrowed coronary arteries. Coronary artery bypass grafting is also a medical procedure that may be used to improve blood flow to the heart. It can also relieve chest pain and possibly prevent a heart attack.
- Cardiac rehabilitation for angina. Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program with licensed medical staff that is designed to improve the well-being of people with heart problems. In cardiac rehabilitation the patients receive customized exercise training as well as education, counseling and training to help them better understand their condition.
Posted on: Jul. 22, 2010