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Medical & Nonsurgical Care of Coronary Artery Disease

Treatments for coronary artery disease help relieve symptoms and decrease the risk for further complications such as heart attack or cardiac arrest.

Lifestyle Modifications

Fortunately, for many patients, lifestyle modifications such as quitting smoking, changing eating habits, or increasing exercise can slow the progression of coronary artery disease and relieve some symptoms.


University of Chicago cardiologists can prescribe a variety of medications to alleviate symptoms and slow the progression of coronary artery disease. Our specialists can sometimes offer new or experimental medications that are not widely available at other hospitals.

Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stent Placement

Our interventional cardiologists have many years of experience performing angioplasty, atherectomy, and stent placement to treat coronary artery disease and relieve chest pain. Learn more

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