You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with
. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
Do I have CAD?How much blockage do I have in my arteries?
Based on my medical history, lifestyle, and family background, am I at risk for CAD?How can I prevent CAD?
What are all my treatment options?Do I have to take medications or will I need surgery?If I have surgery, will I be cured?
What kind of medication do I have to take?What is the medication supposed to do?Will I always have to take medication?What are the possible side effects? What should be done if they occur?Where can I get more information about the medication?If the side effects are bad, can I take something else that works as well?
Are there certain activities or sports that I should avoid? Is it safe to have sex?How can I find help to quit smoking?Can you refer me to a registered dietitian to help me with my diet?What exercises are best and how much do I need?Should I need to stop drinking alcohol?If I change my lifestyle habits, will I still need to take medication?
What will happen over the next few weeks, months, and years?Will my condition get worse?What are the most important things I can do to manage this condition?