Treatment

Treatment of heart disease generally has a number of aims
First we aim to make patients feel better - relief of symptoms eg reducing the number of attacks of angina, breathlessness or palpitations.
Second to reduce the chance of major complications such as heart attacks or stroke.
Third to make patients live longer.
At the same time we try to choose treatments that will minimise the risk of complications.
We have a number of different ways of doing this

  1. Life style changes
  2. Medication
  3. Procedures such as coronary angioplasty
  4. Cardiac surgery
  5. Pacemakers and other device
In any individual case we may need to use more than one form of treatment in order to achieve the best result.
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