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Prognosis

In people with CAD, the outlook depends on many factors.

People with stable angina who are taking medications regularly, eating properly and exercising as instructed by their doctors generally remain active.

The prognosis for heart attacks when people reach the emergency room promptly has improved dramatically. However, many people still die before reaching the hospital. This is why it is so important to prevent CAD.

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