Heart & Vascular Institute
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Coronary artery disease treatments

Discover your heart risks

Change your habits for a healthier heart

If you've been diagnosed with coronary heart disease, you should know that making positive changes in your lifestyle can go a long way in treating your disease. At Novant Health, we explore every possible option to help you get back to great health. We can help you identify the changes you need to make and give you resources that will help you along the way. Your Novant Health provider may suggest lifestyle changes, medications or surgical intervention to treat your coronary artery disease and get you back to living a healthy life.

Lifestyle changes

Your doctor may suggest you incorporate lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, increasing exercise and maintaining a healthy weight as part of your treatment plan. Learn more about Novant Health's wellness programs and services or ask your provider which changes you can make today to start managing your disease.


Your Novant Health provider may also recommend treatment in the form of medications to help reduce the symptoms of coronary artery disease and keep it from progressing. Depending on your needs, your doctor might prescribe some of the following medications:

  • ACE inhibitors to lower blood pressure
  • Aspirin to prevent blood clots
  • Beta-blockers to lower heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen use
  • Calcium channel blockers to relax arteries and lower blood pressure
  • Diuretics to lower blood pressure and treat heart failure
  • Nitrates to stop chest pain and improve blood flow
  • Statins to lower cholesterol

If your provider feels that surgery would help to avoid further complications with this disease, they may recommend one of the following surgical treatments:

  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery
  • Angioplasty and stent placement
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

Learn more about treatment options offered by Novant Health by contacting your Novant Health provider today.