What about long term LIFE STYLE modification?

Yes, This is a very important aspect of long term prevention especially in case of Coronary artery disease. As we all know, Coronary Artery Disease is caused by Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis has multi-factorial causation. Some of these risk factors are modifiable where as some are non-modifiable. Success in keeping CAD away is in manipulating these modifiable risk factors effectively. 

  • Stop Smoking and tobacco use completely
  • Control of Diabetes, Hypertension and Cholesterol
  • Regular physical activity ( Walk 3km in 30 mts daily)
  • Reduce weight if obese (to ideal BMI)
  • Take medications regularly (Do not stop antiplatelets and statins without doctor’s permission)
  • Regular follow up checks.