Many patients do not have access or thought or opportunity to discuss every aspect of life after angioplasty, nor that every cardiologist or team have enough time to cover all topic unless when patient asks for same. In this writing I shall make an attempt to help you.

Majority of you have questions on 

  1. Diet
  2. Activity
  3. Resuming work
  4. Travelling
  5. Sex
  6. Medications
  7. Doctor visit and tests to be carried out
  8. Misscellenous
Lets start with DIET


Most important change that happens to patient as perceived by family is diet. You would all have received as sheet contain what to eat and what not to eat, but that doesn't have any relation to what you cook and eat daily. In my opinion, for vegetarians without much of out of home eating there is nothing much needs to be changed in diet. Both what you eat and how much you eat are important. Based on your weight and activity level you need to know what is your calorie requirement. Simple rule would be if you are not overweight than you can continue to eat all that you were eating except:

1.Reduce the amount of oil in food to bare minimum, can use any oil except Palm oil, dalada (Vanspathi) and Ghee

2.Cut down sweets to near nil, reserving only for special occasions

If you are overweight than you need to cut calories also which need to be achieved by reducing quantity as well as above precautions

If you are non vegetarian

  Cut down non veg to 2-3 times month

  Avoid all deep fried food and prefer boiled meats or soup