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How do you prevent coronary artery disease?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Regina Druz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Regina Druz
Dr. Regina Druz
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Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Olivier Frankenberger
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
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