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i had an angioplasty what should i eat and what should i not eat?

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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Low fat: low cholesterol,healthy balanced diet
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Heart healthy: Angioplasty does not cure the cause of the blockage in your arteries. Your arteries may become narrow again. Eat a heart-healthy diet, exercise, stop smoking (if you smoke), and reduce stress to help lower your chances of having a blocked artery again. Your health care provider may give you medicine to help lower your cholesterol.
Answered on Oct 11, 2016
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Cardiac health: A cardiac healthy diet nowadays is recommended to be low in saturated fats and concentrated sweets.Also reduce pasta, bread,rice and potatoes. Favor olive oil instead of butter; eat poultry,and fish,nuts,vegetables, and fruits instead of the usual desserts. Check out the Mediterranean diet for ideas.
Answered on Feb 10, 2017
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Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Whole foods: Kathleen, An angioplasty indicates that you have significant coronary artery disease (CAD). The best diet to fight CAD is a plant diet based on eating whole foods. Avoid processed oils, sugars, and junk foods. If possible, avoid animal products. Eat vegetables, fruits, nuts, and legumes as they grow in nature, and avoid all else. Hope this helps!
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Ask your DR!!!!: A high fiber diet, low calories, not much red meat or fried food. Mostly vegetables and salads. A chewable baby aspirin. 81mg. Not coated.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
In addition, a low cholesterol and low salt will also help.
Jul 28, 2014
Dr. Andris Kazmers
44 years experience Vascular Surgery
Angioplasty: Would discuss with your physician. That said, Mediterranean diet is generally safe for those with coronary disease and may even prolong survival. Also reduces BP, improves glucose control and may result in weight loss.
Answered on Nov 10, 2015

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Yes, but: You can but in moderation as it may raise your cholesterol levels if eaten to excess.
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Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience Endocrinology
Usually okay: Get clearance from your cardiologist, but it is usually not a problem.
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