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Please share a tip in the form of a haiku on heart attacks.

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

A: A glass of wine a day is healthy. It can prevent strokes and heart attacks. Salute!

Answered 2/6/2015

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Dr. Larry Maturani answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Watch: Watch cholesterol, especially LDL levels. Don't smoke. Daily Aspirin or plavix (clopidogrel). Exercise as tolerated.

Answered 1/13/2017

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Daily: Daily meditation or prayer is a good stress reliever and is good for post mi patients.

Answered 4/2/2014

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Dr. Rick Koch answered

Do: Do limit protein from animal sources (meat & dairy).

Answered 12/25/2017

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Snack: Snack & improve cardiovascular health. Try dulse or kelp (contains Folic Acid & magnesium).

Answered 6/25/2014

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Quit: Quit smoking: 2-3 years later, the increased risk of heart disease will be back to baseline.

Answered 9/29/2016

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If: If you have heart disease, over half are prediabetic or diabetic. Check your hgba1c!

Answered 1/6/2015

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Dr. Harold Peltan answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Maintain: Maintain a healthy weight to help reduce your risk of heart attacks.

Answered 9/29/2016

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Dr. Elden Rand answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Stopping: Stopping smoking now reduces your need for a cardiologist in the future.

Answered 2/19/2015

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You: You are aiming for longterm risk reduction. Lifestyle, followup on risk reduction, and education.

Answered 12/1/2013

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Dr. Marsha Davis answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Brushing: Brushing and flossing every night adds 6 yrs to life expectancy by reducing cardiovascular mortality.

Answered 4/30/2015

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Eat: Eat healthy, exercise, lose wt. Take your meds. Control diabetes, hypertension & chol. Quit smoking.

Answered 9/30/2014

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Always: Always have a medical team at your side to ensure the best fight against heart disease.

Answered 8/7/2014

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Eat: Eat a heart healthy diet, exercise regularly, and take medicine on time.

Answered 5/1/2015

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There: There are no tricks, don't smoke, eat a mediterranean diet, get at least a half hour a day exercise.

Answered 3/29/2015

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Dr. Michael Ein answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Ignore: Quit smoking/aerobic exercise/get to ideal weight/take statins for cholesterol/take asa 81 mg/day.

Answered 12/10/2013

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Ignore: Daily baby Aspirin is one of your cheapest and most effective treatments.

Answered 6/24/2014

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Dr. Clarence Lyons answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: Eat a low fat, low salt, and healthy diet and get exercise.

Answered 12/15/2013

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Dr. Tod Haller answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Ignore: Don't mix nitrates with viagra! this can be deadly.

Answered 12/22/2013

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Ignore: Start a graded exercise program. Let someone know where you are when activity engaged.

Answered 1/26/2014

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