• Heart and Vascular Disease

    Lifestyle Changes for People with Carotid Artery Disease

    Once blood flow has been restored, your work-and that of your care team-is not over. Procedures such as carotid angioplasty and stenting or endarterectomy can address serious blockages in the arteries, but they do not control other risk factors or remove plaque build-up throughout all arteries in the body. That's when the focus of treatment turns from procedures to medication and lifestyle changes.

    Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Coronary Artery Disease

    The following questions can help you talk to your physician about your individual risk of having coronary artery disease (CAD). Print out or write down these questions and take them with you to your appointment. Taking notes can help you remember your physician’s response when you get home.