Should I change my diet after a heart stent is done?

CAD post-MI diet. Yes. Take the attitude that regardless of my dietary habits in the past, a heart attack occurred and your diet shd be improved to reduce saturated fat intake and optimize improved fat and sugar content. Choosing lean protein ounces rich in omega-3 fish oils (particularly fish), ith more fruits and vegetables. Olive oil will be helpful to cook with.
Yes. A low-fat low-cholesterol diet will help prevent heart attacks and the need for additional stents or coronary artery bypass surgery. Once you have had a stent, the goal for the "bad cholesterol" (ldl) should be 70 mg/dl or less. This can usually not be achieved with diet alone but requires cholesterol-lowering medications.

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After a heart stent, why am I prescribed sartel 20 even when my BP is normal?

Can ask the doctor. Sartel is telmisartan, a drug used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Telmisartan is also used by doctors to decrease the chance of heart attack, stroke, or death in people who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease. There may be other, more individualized, reasons a doctor is giving a patient sartel. Read more...