SPECIJALISTIČKA ORDINACIJA INTERNE MEDICINE

dr. sc. Andrea Džumhur, dr. med.

Quitting smoking after a heart attack is most important

After heart attack, out of all of the recommended lifestyle changes and risk reducing factors, it is most important to quit smoking.

After a heart attack, it is necessary to watch one’s diet (the intake of fat, concentrated sugars and salt), to regulate one’s body weight and blood pressure, to regularly perform physical activity (walking, running, cycling, and swimming) and to quit smoking.

Of all the above measures, the biggest effect in preventing the emergence of a new cardiovascular event is to quit smoking.