Sunday, January 22, 2006

Reducing Coronary Artery Disease at the Google Blog

Via Dr. Taraneh Razavi at the Google Blog:
How many of you resolved that in the New Year you'd start a cholesterol- or blood pressure-reducing medication, or perhaps plan to spend a few days in the coronary care unit? My guess is that not too many of you -- but you might end up needing this sort of help rather than staying resolute to intended lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Let's face it, it's tough to get motivated. It's so much easier to take the pills or have the tests done -- later.

So to help motivate you now, here's a short review of the findings of a recent study by J. A. Iestra that appears in a 2005 issue of the journal Circulation. It's called "Effect Size Estimates of Lifestyle and Dietary Changes on All Cause Mortality in Coronary Artery Disease Patients." Iestra's data showed notable reductions in coronary artery disease -- and mortality -- when patients make these changes...
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Like Darth Vader, an MI can find new ways to motivate people. My father had a massive anterior MI in 1972 (before aspirin, t-PA, statins, PCI, etc.), and that hospital admission was enough to motivate him to quit his 3 pack per day, 24 year smoking habit. That and the fact that he had a newborn that he wanted to see graduate at least high school. He lived for 21 years after that event.