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What are the precautions to be taken about exercise and diet and what are the medicines to be taken?

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• Jobueno is right on the money. After my heart attack and stent placement in September , a friend gave me Dr Esselstyn's book "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease". We have been following the diet since then. Lost 16 pounds and cholesterol went down to 152 before I took any statins. Doctor wants to put another stent where they say i have a 80% blockage. I have refused since i am not having any symptoms. BP is low, did 15 minutes on the Nuclear stress test, my HR went to 180. Only quit because my knees we hurting. I think my biggest fault was olive oil and cheese.
Marv45, Houston, Texas, USA, February 15, 2013

• Hello there to all. On April 21 2012 I had a heart attack and a stent placed in my 90% occluded circumflex artery. It was a surprise to everyone who knows me since I am not overweight, do not have high cholesterol, not diabetic, no high blood pressure. However, I did find out what caused my heart attack. It's the same thing that is killing millions of Americans. If you really want to know what caused your stent, bypass or heart attack, head on over to this link and find out.
jobueno, Houston, Texas, USA, February 7, 2013

• If you are feeling well and healthy, there should be no reason you could. Many patients are back to work in a couple days. Of course, this cannot be taken as medical advice and, if you have any questions like this, you should really ask your cardiologist.
Angioplasty.Org Staff, Angioplasty.Org, January 26, 2013

• I have stented in LCX 10 days ago. Sir can I drive a car or scooter?
premfzr, nmh, firozpur, Punjab, India, January 23, 2013

• Shanthiah -- As for exercise, check out our Forum Topic on Exercise After Stenting. Although it is important that you check with your cardiologist first before starting any exercise program, just to make sure you are exerting yourself within your safety zone. Your medications seem standard, although the fact that your blood pressure is normal may be due to the Micardis. In terms of diet, it's good to stay away from obvious fatty foods, junk foods, etc. and to keep your weight normal.
Angioplasty.Org Staff, Angioplasty.Org, July 28, 2012

• I am 43. Had one stent in PCI RCA on December 10, 2010. What are the precautions to be taken about exercise and diet. Can i run little bit (jogging) instead of walking and also can i do hard exercise like before stented . Right now I am using medicine Aspirin Protect 100mg, Micardis 40gm, Plavix, vastarel MR 35mg and Niblet. I do not have high BP and diabetes. Please advise.
Shanthiah, United Arab Emirates, July 25, 2012

• Ashok -- make sure to strictly follow your cardiologist's prescriptions, especially the anti-clotting medications (aspirin and Plavix or Ticlid). There are probably others that he/she has prescribed to lower cholesterol, etc. As for exercise, you should discuss this with your cardiologist who has the specific information about you and your clinical status. Keep us informed as to your progress.
Angioplasty.Org Staff, Angioplasty.Org, March 2, 2009

• I am 52. Had one stent in RCA on February 11, 2009. What are the precautions to be taken about exercise and diet and what are the medicines to be taken. I do not have high BP and diabetes.
Ashok B., Mumbai, India, February 23, 2009













































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