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I have risk factors for coronary artery disease, is there effective preventative treatment?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Certainly: Primary and secondary prevention is available. One would want to do everything possible to prevent an issue from occuring. Once the disease is present, then secondary prevention is necessary. A healthy lifestyle is the beginning. See you pcp and get a good physical exam and risk factor assessment and counselling. Lab testing and other procedures may be necessary. Step out, step up and do it!
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
Take the easy steps first: stop smoking, exercise everyday, lose weight - get to optimal weight and BMI < 28, optimize diet with nutritional counseling or with your doctor! And, if medication is prescribed, take it as instructed!
Nov 29, 2011
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Prevention : Avoid smoking control bp avoid high cholesterol food stay active stay calm.

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