Atherosclerosis

Patient’s space

This space is a place for sharing experiences and questions. This area could eventually become a blog.

For the time being, we suggest that you simply send messages that you would like to share with others who, like you, have atherosclerosis or had a heart attack.

You can share an original experience or give personal advice or tricks that have helped you manage your disease, stop smoking, lose weight or de-stress.

Simply send us an email to the following address : elips.heart@hcuge.ch

Nutrition and cardiovascular health

This dietary advice, inspired by the Mediterranean diet, play an important and demonstrated role in protecting the cardiovascular system. It encourages a varied and colorful diet that's rich in taste and protective elements, and is simple to follow.

This diet emphasizes the intake of fruits, vegetables, aromatic herbs, the use of quality oils, and focuses on whole grain cereal, all of which guarantee a substantial intake of nutritious and protective substances such as antioxidants, mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated omega-3 fats, fibre, and complex sugars.

Medication

In order to enhance recovery after a heart attack or unstable angina, and to prevent recurrence, various drug products, all of which have been scientifically proven to be useful, are prescribed.

These drugs have been studied in tens of thousands of patients and have been well tolerated in the vast majority of cases. There are 4 main drug groups: 

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