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Calcification in both coronary arteries, left circumvex. Treatment for decalcification and avoiding plaque ?

Hello Dr. I have calcification in my coronary arteries right and left, left circumvex. calcium score is 836, but no plaque build up. Otherthan that I am very healthy male at age 51 and my ECG is normal. I have no other diseases like diabetis nor bad habits like smoking or alcohol. What would be a better treatment to decalcify coronary artereries and any precautions to avoid future risk of plaque build up and coronary artery disease . Thanks,
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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Thank you for posting your question here, I will try to answer it to the best of my ability.

There are only three major steps you can take-
1) lifestyle changes - talk to a dietitian and have him make out a diet for you, it will usually consist of increased fruit intake and reduced intake of fatty or high cholesterol food. Exercise may also be added to your lifestyle.

2)Medication- usually the first drug given in these cases is Aspirin, now you may think why aspirin - the reason is because it stops blood from clotting, so it reduces the chances of your coronary arteries getting blocked by a clot. Other medication is given to reduce cholesterol levels i.e statins, beta blockers to reduce contractility of the heart and calcium channel blockers.

3)Minor surgeries - for example a bypass, a graft
Answered: Sun, 30 Jun 2013
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