Secondary Prevention of a Heart Attack
Women and Endothelial DysfunctionSecondary prevention refers to implementing the lifestyle and behavioral changes after a diagnosis of heart disease has been made. Secondary prevention is designed to halt further atherosclerosis development and prevent a second heart attack. It also means undergoing interventions such as revascularization treatments—angioplasty, stenting, bypass surgery—when needed, and taking cholesterol-lowering drugs after a heart attack has occurred.
Unfortunately, for more than 50% of people, the first symptom of asymptomatic coronary artery disease is sudden death or a heart attack.*
500,000 seemingly healthy people have heart attacks annually in the United States. 250,000 die within an hour of the incident.
*Murabito et al Circulation 1993
Heart attacks are not like earthquakes . . . They can be predicted and prevented with EndoPAT testing. EndoPAT is the ultimate functional assessor of cardiovascular risk factors.