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Treatment of coronary artery disease depends on a number of things, along with your personal preferences and general health status.
Think about the following when you make decisions about your treatment.
Before considering treatments, your doctor will use tests to check how your heart is working.
Your doctor might check:
Another important consideration is your personal choice. People who can get information from their doctors about the risks and benefits of their treatment options are able to make better decisions.
Some people may feel intimidated or afraid to question their doctor. But it's very important to understand not only why your doctor is recommending a certain treatment but also the risks and benefits of that treatment.
Other things that affect the decision include:
Last Revised: April 5, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
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