Treatments for coronary artery disease help relieve symptoms and decrease the risk for further complications, such as stroke, heart attack or cardiac arrest. Our expert team will work closely with each patient to monitor his or her condition and recommend treatments as needed.

Coronary Artery Disease Treatment Options

Lifestyle Modifications

For many patients, a change in lifestyle, such as quitting smoking, adopting better eating habits or increasing exercise can slow the progression of coronary artery disease and help relieve symptoms.


At UChicago Medicine, our 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 about our interventional options.

Surgical Procedures

Our expert cardiac surgeons perform a wide range of procedures to offer the ideal surgical option for your condition. We will partner with you to discuss your surgical options and select the one that best meets your needs. Read more about our surgical capabilities.