You can prevent or lower your risk for angina and heart disease by making lifestyle changes and treating related conditions.
Healthy lifestyle choices can help prevent or delay angina and heart disease. To adopt a healthy lifestyle, you can:
For more information about these lifestyle changes, go to “How Is Angina Treated?” For more information about preventing and controlling heart disease risk factors, visit the Health Topics Coronary Heart Disease, Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors, and Coronary Microvascular Disease articles.
If you have one or more of these conditions, talk with your doctor about how to control them. Follow your treatment plan and take all of your medicines as your doctor prescribes.
Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for Angina, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.
March 10, 2013
NIH statement on the vitamin component of the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy
Preliminary results from the vitamin component of the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) were released today during the American College of Cardiology’s 2013 Scientific Sessions. The study found that overall heart attack patients given a combination of high-dose oral vitamins and minerals did not exhibit a significant reduction in recurrent cardiac events over those who did not receive the high-dose vitamins and minerals.
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