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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Treatment of Right Coronary Artery Blockage in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

RCA blockage or Right coronary artery blockage is a serious medical condition where occurs blockage in one of the main artery supplying to the heart, i.e. Right coronary artery. This blockage is resulted due to the building up of atherosclerotic plaque in the arteries. Plaque causes narrowing of the artery resulting blockage of blood flow through it.

Right coronary artery blockage


There are two coronary arteries, right and left which brings the oxygenated blood to heart. Arteries are usually elastic and soft in texture but building up of plaque causes them to narrow down and stiffened. Stiffness of the artery causes hampered blood flow to heart which is rich in oxygen hence heart remains deprived of it and can even result to sudden cardiac arrest or heart attack.

The main culprits behind the RCA blockage are cholesterol containing plaques and inflammation in the arteries. Heart get its nutrition, blood and oxygen through coronary arteries and blockage in any one of them results in damage to the heart muscles and then eventually signs and symptoms of angina and heart attack like pain in chest, difficulty in breathing, pain in neck, jaw or arm. RCA blockage is a slow growing progressive ailments and patient might not notice any sign or symptoms until the blockage is developed markedly.


As the RCA blockage results in angina or heart attack, hence the signs and symptoms presented are of the corresponding condition. It is gradual phenomenon and the patient is unaware and asymptomatic for very long time and complaints develop only when there occurs damage to the muscles of the heart. Women are known to develop more marked complaints especially the peculiar sharp pain in the chest. Signs and symptoms of RCA blockage can be mistaken for heartburn and indigestion.

  • Burning in chest
  • Aching pain
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Heaviness in chest region
  • Sensation of squeezing
  • Numbness in arms and neck
  • Feeling of dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in neck, jaw, arms, shoulders, or back
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Palpitations
  • Excessive sweating with anxiety


RCA blockage is caused due to the build of atherosclerotic plaque in the right coronary artery resulting obstructed blood flow to heart eventually resulting in damaged heart muscles and cardiac arrest. Coronary artery blockage can also occur due to injury to the artery and inflammation. This injury can be due to various causes like chronic smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and sedentary lifestyle.

RCA blockage can occur due to atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis occurs when due to the above mentioned causes, there occurs injury to the coronary artery resulting in inflammation and then these cholesterol containing pigments deposits in the artery causing blockage.


There are certain factors which increases the chances of a person to develop RCA blockage at any point of their life.

  • Old age people are more prone to have narrowed and damaged arteries.
  • Men are more prone to develop RCA blockage as compared to women.
  • Having a close relative who developed RCA blockage that too in young age increases chances of having it.
  • Smoking that too for long time increases risk of having coronary artery disease as well as Right coronary artery blockage.
  • Chronic hypertension results in hard and narrow blood vessels causing blocked arteries.
  • Having high blood cholesterol level increases the chance of precipitating and settling it in coronary arteries and forming atherosclerotic plaque.
  • Diabetes is commonly associated with any kind of coronary artery disease, hence have high chances of association with RCA blockage as well.
  • Being overweight increases chances of having other risk factors that too in a worsen condition.


RCA blockage can be suspected by your doctor on taking your detailed case history. You will be advised for certain blood tests and some of the test must be performed to confirm the diagnosis like ECG, Echocardiogram, Nuclear stress test, Cardiac catheterization and angiogram, Exercise stress test and Cardiact CT scan.


The treatment for RCA blockage include certain medications, lifestyle changes and some important invasive treatments procedure like Balloon angioplasty, Coronary artery bypass surgery and Stent placement. Minor blockage can be treated by medications and lifestyle changes but major blockage requires the surgical intervention. That makes early diagnosis and early treatment the best way to prevent surgeries.

However the alternate system of medicine, i.e. Ayurveda gives option to prevent and manage the condition naturally. In Ayurveda the treatment is done completely naturally use natural techniques and medicines.


Planet Ayurveda is a herbal manufacturing company that manufactures the medicines from finest and best quality herbs. These herbal formulations are prepared completely as per the ancient Ayurvedic teachings and under the strict supervision of MD Ayurveda doctors. They do not contain any type of chemicals, preservatives, additives, dye, fillers or binders which make them more safe and efficient.

For RCA blockage, Planet Ayurveda offers Heart Care pack which contains herbs that help in preventing and managing the blockage to certain level and enhance the functioning of cardiovascular system.

Heart Care Pack

herbal remedies for right coronary artery blockage

1. Arjuna Capsules

Arjuna Capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of Arjuna herb. The active ingredients in Arjuna are arjunetosides, arjunetein and arjunine. Arjuna capsules act as a cardiac tonic. These amazing capsule help to stimulate the cardiac functions, regulate the blood circulation and maintains the cardiac activities. These capsules also dissolve the plaque and clear the blockages.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Total Heart Support

These herbal capsules dissolve and removes the deposited fats from the blood vessels, hence, cleanses the pathway for smooth blood circulation and prevent any kind of blockage. It helps in strengthening the muscles of heart, and heals the area which was eroded during the removal of plaques. These capsules along with Arjuna contain Brahmi, Ashwagandha and Shankhpushpi.

Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Arjun Tea

Arjuna tea is an herbal tea and is the best energy-boosting drink for cardiac as well as hypertensive and other patients which are restricted for the use of caffeinated drinks.

Dosage- Take 1-2 cups daily.


RCA being a chronic complex ailment needs to be detected early for preventing surgical intervention and better prognosis. However, the herbal remedies named above can help in maintaining healthy functioning of heart and blood vessels and prevents blockage in vessels or damage to heart muscles.

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