Recover from Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) with Dimer Health once you leave the hospital

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. It can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart attacks. Post-acute care after a hospital stay for CAD is important to help prevent future heart problems and improve quality of life.

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What is CAD

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), also known as coronary heart disease, is the most common type of heart disease. It occurs when the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become hardened and narrowed due to the buildup of plaque—a combination of fat, cholesterol, and other substances. This condition, known as atherosclerosis, can reduce blood flow to the heart, leading to symptoms like chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, and in more severe cases, heart attacks.

Management and treatment of CAD involve lifestyle changes, medications, and potentially surgical procedures. Lifestyle modifications include a heart-healthy diet, regular exercise, quitting smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight. Medications may be prescribed to improve blood flow, lower cholesterol levels, or reduce blood pressure. In advanced cases, procedures like angioplasty, where a balloon is used to open blocked arteries, or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), which redirects blood around a blocked artery, may be necessary. Monitoring and managing the risk factors are crucial for preventing or slowing the progression of CAD.

Please call or book an appointment with us if you think you have Coronary Artery Disease or are recovering from it

CAD Recovery Tips

Recovering from treatment for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) after a hospital discharge involves a combination of lifestyle changes, medication management, and regular monitoring to prevent future cardiovascular events. Here are some essential tips to aid in your recovery:

Following these tips can help you recover more comfortably and effectively from CAD.

  1. Follow Medication Regimens: Adhere strictly to the medication plan prescribed by your doctor, which may include antiplatelet drugs, cholesterol-lowering medications, and blood pressure medications. These are critical for preventing further artery blockage and managing your heart health.
  2. Attend Cardiac Rehabilitation: Participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program if recommended. These programs offer tailored exercise, education, and support to help you recover and improve your cardiovascular health.
  3. Adopt a Heart-Healthy Diet: Emphasize a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and heart-healthy fats. Reduce intake of saturated fats, salt, and sugars. Your doctor may recommend following specific dietary guidelines such as the DASH or Mediterranean diet.
  4. Regular Physical Activity: Once cleared by your healthcare provider, gradually incorporate physical activity into your routine. Start slow, and increase activity as recommended. Regular exercise helps improve heart function and overall health.
  5. Monitor Your Health: Keep a close eye on your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar levels. Regular monitoring can help catch potential problems early.
  6. Quit Smoking: If you smoke, quitting is one of the best things you can do for your heart. Smoking is a major risk factor for CAD and stopping can significantly reduce your risk of further complications.
  7. Manage Stress: Stress can negatively impact heart health. Engage in stress-reducing activities such as mindfulness, meditation, or yoga. Find healthy ways to manage stress that work for you.
  8. Maintain a Healthy Weight: Work towards a healthy weight through diet and exercise. Being overweight can strain your heart and worsen CAD.
  9. Limit Alcohol Consumption: Excessive drinking can have adverse effects on heart health. Limit your alcohol intake in line with recommendations from your healthcare provider.
  10. Regular Follow-Up Appointments: Keep all follow-up appointments with your healthcare provider. These visits are important to adjust medications, assess your progress, and make ongoing recommendations.
  11. Stay Informed: Educate yourself about CAD and your specific condition. Understanding your heart and the factors that affect its health can empower you to make informed decisions about your care.
  12. Monitor for Symptoms of Worsening CAD: Be alert for symptoms like chest pain, breathlessness, or excessive fatigue, and report them to your doctor immediately.

By following these tips and working closely with your healthcare provider, you can effectively manage your recovery from CAD treatment and improve your overall heart health.

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