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Should I change my diet after a heart stent is done?
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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