First, talk to your doctor. Make sure your cholesterol
, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels are checked, you may have other problems that need addressing.
Second, ask the doctor if you are a candidate for heart surgery to correct the blood flow around the heart. Most folks are doing a bypass graft these days, but only if indicated. If the blockage is small, it is safer not to cut.
Third, join a gym and start a cardiac rehab work put program.
Keep your weight down.
Fourth, talk to a nutritionist about healthy eating. Consider adding fish to your diet for the omega fatty acids -- they have been shown to help the heart.
Fifth, did your doctor give you some nitro pills? If not, ask about them. Also, ask if you are a candidate for an ACE inhibitor
. If your blood pressure can tolerate this, it has been shown to help repair damaged hearts. If your doctor does not want you on a blod thinner, ask if a daily aspirin
is a good idea.