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Ischemic cardiomyopathy

  • Alternative Names

    Ischemic heart disease; Cardiomyopathy - ischemic


    The best way to prevent ischemic cardiomyopathy is to avoid getting heart (cardiovascular) disease (for example, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease).

    • Avoid excessive drinking
    • Eat a healthy diet
    • Exercise as much as possible
    • Maintain a healthy weight
    • See your doctor to control blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes
    • Stop smoking


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