Tests and Treatment Options for
There are many factors to consider when making decisions about testing and treatment for heart disease, also called Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Hill Physicians offers information that can help you identify these considerations and focus on what is best for you.
Note: If you're looking for information about heart failure or other heart/circulatory conditions, please visit our Heart Decisions page.
Learn More about Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease—blockages in the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart—can lead to a heart attack or chest pain (angina). Learn more about CAD, angina, and heart attacks.
The following tests can be used to diagnose or monitor heart problems, including CAD.
Living Well with Heart Disease
Whether you have had a heart attack, bypass surgery, or not, there are many things you can do to prevent a future heart attack.
Treatment Options for Coronary Artery Disease
Lifestyle changes, medicines, and surgical procedures can improve CAD symptoms and may prevent a future heart attack. Recommended treatment for CAD depends on the severity of the disease and other personal factors. Learn more about these treatments and factors to consider when making a decision about treatment for CAD.
Medication for Coronary Artery Disease
Angiography and stents
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
Preparing for Surgical Treatments
Undergoing surgery can cause feelings of worry or anxiety for many people. Studies have shown that using mind-body techniques, such as guided imagery and affirmations, can help you better prepare for surgery, experience less discomfort after surgery and recover more quickly. If you choose to pursue surgery, we suggest you use the resources below beforehand to make your surgical experience as easy as possible.
Advance Care Planning
Hill Physicians Medical Group recommends that anyone 18 years of age and older complete an Advance Directive for Health Care (Advance Directive). An Advance Directive outlines your preferences regarding medical care in the event that you are unable to communicate decisions about your care. Learn more about creating an Advance Directive.