Coronary Artery Disease Treatments

Northwestern Medicine physicians can choose from a variety of treatments for coronary artery disease (CAD), depending on your age, overall health and the extent of the disease.


Medications to treat coronary artery disease

Physicians can treat the side effects of coronary artery disease with:

  • Antiplatelet medications to decrease the ability of platelets in the blood to stick together and cause clots
  • Anticoagulants (blood thinners) that decrease the blood’s ability to clot
  • Antihyperlipidemics to lower lipids (fats) in the blood, such as statins and bile acid sequestrants
  • Antihypertensives to lower blood pressure

Meet the Coronary Artery Disease Teams

Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is a nationally recognized destination for those who require highly specialized cardiovascular care.