What lifestyle changes can a person make to prevent further heart disease or heart attack

The goal of treating cardiovascular disease is to maximize the person’s quantity and quality of life. Prevention is the key to avoid cardiovascular disease and optimize treatment. Once plaque formation has begun, it is possible to limit its progression by making these lifestyle changes:

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise
  • Quit smoking
  • Eat a heart healthy diet such as the Mediterranean Diet.
  • Aim for lifetime control of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

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