Reducing Your Risk of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Angina
Lose Excess Weight
Limit Alcohol Intake
Limit Fat and Cholesterol
Talk to Your Doctor About Taking Medicine
Control Blood Glucose Levels If You have Diabetes
Maintain Normal Blood Pressure
Learn to Conquer Stress
When to Contact Your Doctor
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath out of proportion to exercise or exertion
- Increased fatigue
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