If you are experiencing symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), here are some questions to ask your doctor1:

  • What are the possible causes for my signs or symptoms?
  • What tests do I need?
  • If I have CAD, what treatment do you recommend?
  • If you are recommending medication, what are the possible side effects?
  • What diet and lifestyle changes should I make?
  • What restrictions do I need to follow, if any?
  • What is my risk of long-term complications from this condition?
  • What should I do if I experience chest pain?

As with any surgical procedure, coronary atherectomy has risks.  Talk with your doctor about the right choice for you.

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  1. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coronary-artery-disease/DS00064/DSECTION=preparing-for-your-appointment. Retrieved  11/14/11.