5 doctors weighed in:
How does someone prevent coronary heart disease?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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%.

In brief: 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%.
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Thank
Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Craig Carter
Dr. Craig Carter
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
162K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors