Because what you eat has a big effect on your coronary artery
disease, you may seek the aid of a registered dietitian to help you
develop a heart-healthy diet. If you also have high blood pressure
(hypertension) or diabetes, it may be important to limit salt and sugar intake
Registered dietitians are trained in nutrition and are experienced in helping
individuals make lifestyle changes. They understand that adjustments to your
eating habits can be the hardest changes to make. And they can help you take
small steps toward the larger goal of a balanced diet.
Mental health professional
Many people with serious conditions such as CAD experience
depression, either independently or as a result of their physical condition.
Psychiatrists, psychologists, and clinical social workers can help you deal
with the mental challenges associated with any CAD-related complications that
you may have. Also, they can help you learn to manage the stress in your
life, which can have a direct bearing on the success of your treatment plan.