2. It’s important to know your personal risks and what do you need to try to avoid.
3. Ask for alternatives to high salt, high fat, or high calorie meal. (Eg-olive oil instead of butter)
5. To accommodate cardiac risk, ask questions about the menu. Ask for heart healthy options with low salt and fat
6. Myth: Heart attacks only occur during stress. Most occur at rest, and often at night!
7. Know risks and treat them aggressively, Follow up on your risk factor control, ignorance is NOT bliss
8. You are aiming for long-term risk reduction. Lifestyle, follow-up on risk reduction and education
9. Focus on the quality of life and not the disease(s) that are ending it!
POSTED BY: Steven Ajluni, MD