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how do you prevent coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 27 years experience
Lifestyle: Aside from genetic predisposition there are a couple of major factors such as tobacco avoidance, control of cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar as well as regular exercise that will help delay the development of plaque built-up in the arteries. In a lot of cases that will help prevent a clinical problem.
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 41 years experience
Start early!: The most important part is to start early! heart disease takes decades to develop. There are many factors that we can control, diet and exercise being most important. In addition, not smoking and reducing stress are key actions. Genetic predisposition is not modifiable: if your mother or father had a heart attack before 60 years of age, you might be at risk. Consider a preventive visit!

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How can you prevent from getting coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Blockage: Angina-chest pain from atherosclerotic blockage of the arteries to the heart. So one has to have coronary vessels blocked by atherosclerosis and plaque deposits to the degree that the heart does not get enough oxygen. Prevention: non smoker cardiovascular exercise diet normal weight ignore and get coronary problems. Family history is also significant.

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