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Coronary Artery Disease

Can It Be Prevented?

There is an old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is definitely the case with coronary artery disease -- it is largely a preventable disease. A person can lower his or her chances of developing coronary artery disease through understanding the disease and its risk factors, and then using that information to make good decisions about controlling the risk factors.
The steps for effective prevention of coronary artery disease involve:
  • Knowing your risk factors
  • Monitoring your health
  • Knowing your family history for early coronary artery disease
  • Making lifestyle changes
  • Possibly taking medication (see Heart Medications).
Important lifestyle changes for preventing coronary artery disease or controlling it include:
For more information about preventing coronary artery disease, please see the following eMedTV articles:
Life After a Stent: 5 Realistic Ways to Take Charge of Your Health
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