Study highlights potential for healthy life after heart attack

New Delhi, August 27 (ANI): According to the findings of a new study, adherence to lifestyle advice and medications could add seven healthy years of life after a heart attack."Most heart attack patients remain at high risk of a second attack one year later," said study author Dr. Tinka Van Trier of Amsterdam University Medical Centre, the Netherlands. "Our study suggests that improving both lifestyles and medication use could lower this risk, with a gain in many years of life without a cardiovascular event," The study was presented at ESC Congress 2021. Using the SMART-REACH model, the researchers calculated the lifetime risk of a heart attack stroke, or death from cardiovascular disease and estimated changes in healthy years, i.e., cardiac event-free, when lifestyle or medication was changed or optimised

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