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What can you do prevent another blockage after coronary artery bypass surgery?

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Your doctor should talk with you about what changes you’ll need to make to help prevent another blockage. This may include:

  • Not smoking
  • Taking medicines that lower “bad” (LDL) cholesterol
  • Becoming more active
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Cutting back on saturated fat (unhealthy fats)
  • Adding more vegetables, whole grains, and fruits to your diet
  • Participating in a supervised cardiac rehab (exercise, heart-healthy education, counseling, and stress reduction)

SOURCES:

National Institute of Health: “What is Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?”

National Institute of Health: “What is Cardia Rehabilitation?”

MedlinePlus: “Coronary Artery Disease”

Mayo Clinic: “Coronary Bypass Surgery”

Cleveland Clinic: “Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Health: “What is Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?”

National Institute of Health: “What is Cardia Rehabilitation?”

MedlinePlus: “Coronary Artery Disease”

Mayo Clinic: “Coronary Bypass Surgery”

Cleveland Clinic: “Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

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