Anything... but... You can eat anything, but in reality your best bet is to switch to a more healthful diet which is what I call "flexeterian" -- mostly plant based products (vegetables and fruits and only 100% whole grains) and avoidance of most animal products, dairy, etc. When you do eat meat, limit yourself to small portions of poultry or fish that is steamed or grilled.
Its what youu should. Stay away from fatty foods fried foods eat more whole grains protein etc.
Dietitian. Low saturated fat, low sodium, high potassium and magnesium, fish oils. Baked fish and skinless chicken, vegetables, oatmeal, whole grains. Ldl needs to be less than 100mg/dl. BP less than 130/80. See a dietitian or enter a cardiac rehab program.
Anything. Moderation of fatty and salt intake is a reasonable approach. Look at american heart assn recs.
Risk Factors. Sometimes the cards are stacked against you, i.e. Genetic problems. Sometimes you stack the deck yourself: almost everyone will have some atherosclerosis if they live long enough but smoking, very bad diet, sedentary (ie. No exercise) lifestyle, lack of management of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, non-compliance with doctor exacerbates the risks and advances the disease faster.
Risk factors. The common risk factors for atherosclerotic heart disease are smoking, hypertension, diabetes, family history, and hyperlipidemia.
Many things. One needs to modify your risk factors. Stop smoking, get blood pressure, cholesterol, triglyceride, diabetes, weight controlled. Take your medicines if prescribed. Exercise, eat a healthy diet, minimize stress.
CAD. Lower cholesterol to less tha 100, control blood pressure, stop smoking, exercise regularly, lose weight can give you the best chance but there are still no guarantees.
Many ways. The most important thing you can do is stop smoking if you currently smoke. Other interventions include: maintain normal weight, lose weight if you are overweight, establish good nutritional practice and exercise routine. Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control. Stress avoidance or control is also very helpful for cardiovascular health.
Great question. Another important risk factor to consider is your sleep habits. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where a person stops breathing for a short time while they're sleeping and is often associated with loud snoring. It also can significantly increase your risk of heart disease. If you have been told that you "rattle the windows" then you might get a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea.
AHA & NIH. I recommend www. Heart. Org and http://health. Nih. Gov/. There are many good websites.
Everywhere. What specifically are you looking for? The internet is available, this site is available, your physician, etc....
Take charge. Control your risk factors: blood pressure goal <130/80mmhg ldl goal< 100mg/dl daily aerobic exercise > 45 minutes do not smoke stay close to normal BMI of < 25kg/m2 if you are diabetic, keep good control with A1c goal < 7%.
Risk factors. CAD is cholesterol and calcium building up in the walls of the arteries in the heart. Prevention is by controlling risk factors, such as blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, exercise, cholesterol, and especially smoking.
Lifestyle Changes. Although exercise and getting good sleep are good for your heart and health, making wise choices about what you put in your mouth may have the greatest impact. I've become more convinced that a whole-foods diet high in fruits and vegetables is best. Animal protein is ok, but not in the american portion sizes. Avoid the things we all know are bad. This will have the greatest preventive impact.
Lifestyle. Exercise, don't smoke, maintain ideal body weight & get appropriate screening from your physician.