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What lifestyle changes can help prevent plaque buildup inside your arteries after you get a stent?

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You can help prevent plaque buildup inside your arteries with a few changes to your lifestyle:

  • Exercise more
  • Drop some pounds if you're overweight
  • Quit smoking if you've got the tobacco habit
  • Reduce stress
  • Take all medications your doctor prescribes

From: What Is a Stent? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What is a Stent?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Stents."

Cleveland Clinic: "Angioplasty and Stent Interventional Procedures."

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on December 04, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What is a Stent?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Stents."

Cleveland Clinic: "Angioplasty and Stent Interventional Procedures."

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on December 04, 2017

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