Preventing and Reversing Atherosclerosis
Detection of Early Stage Coronary Artery Disease
Early stage coronary artery disease (CAD) can be detected prior to the development of heart attack. PET-CT imaging can detect small changes in the flow of blood that occurs as the lining of the artery starts to become abnormal.
Lead Physician - Lance Gould, M.D.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) can be substantially reversed or its progression stopped by improving risk factors and by cholesterol-lowering pharmaceuticals. The vigorous dietary and drug treatment regimen relieves pain, partly reverses and prevents additional vascular diseases, heart attacks, sudden death and the need for balloon dilation or bypass surgery. It is considerably less costly than these procedures with better outcomes. Stopping the basic atherosclerotic process, heart attacks and stroke and decreasing related deaths by prevention or treatment of established coronary heart disease require both long-term, vigorous lifestyle changes and drug therapy as developed at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Lance Gould, M.D. Guidelines to Preventing and Reversing Vascular Disease or Coronary Heart Disease
- Stop smoking
- Food - protein, vegetables, fruit, very low fat, low cholesterol, low carbohydrate
- Lean body weight
- Cholesterol medications - “statins”, niacin, fibrates, resin
- Goal total cholesterol < 140, LDL < 90, HDL > 45, TG < 100
- Control blood pressure
- Antioxidant vitamins
- Moderate exercise
UT Cardiovascular has a range of vascular screening modalities including carotid artery screening, peripheral artery screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening and early coronary artery disease imaging. contact us for more details
UT Cardiovascular offers complete executive physicals and screening programs.
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UT Cardiovascular Medicine Experts in Early Detection, Prevention and Reversal of Atherosclerosis
Lance Gould, M.D.
Stephano Sdringola, M.D.
Click here for the Weatherhead PET Center for Preventing and Reversing Atherosclerosis at The University of Texas Houston