What lifestyle changes should I make after a heart attack?
There’s no cure for coronary artery disease. So after a heart attack, follow your doctor's advice and make the lifestyle changes you need to keep it from getting worse. You can:
- Stop smoking
- Treat your blood cholesterol
- Control your diabetes and high blood pressure
- Follow an exercise plan
- Keep up your ideal body weight
- Control stress
- Eat a heart-healthy diet
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