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What lifestyle changes should I make after a heart attack?

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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

From: Heart Disease and Heart Attacks WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018
Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018

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