Infarction

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: 

After the intervention

Once the intervention has been performed, you are monitored for a further 12 to 24 hours in an intermediary or intensive care unit. In fact, your heart is still in a high risk phase, particularly for arrhythmias. In this unit, the staff is trained and equipped to deal with these risks and to act accordingly. Because of bleeding risks, you will be asked to bend your leg or your arm, depending on where the catheter was inserted. 

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