'Healthy heart' after surgery
"Don't eat your heart out". Eat healthy to avoid or control hypertension, weight, diabetes and cholesterol issues.
• Walk at least 30 minutes a day.
• Join a regular exercise program
• Quit smoking, avoid secondary smoke whenever possible.
• Reduce your stress level.
• Continue your medications as prescribed.
• Follow up with your doctor on a regular basis or immediately when symptoms recur.
• Discuss with your doctor about your work, if it includes manual labor.