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The April 29, 1993, New England Journal of Medicine showed the weakness of the diets that many doctors and the popular press often promote for heart patients. In this case, the diet was the National Cholesterol Education Program Step II Diet, which recommends modest portions of fish and skinless poultry and non-fat cooking methods How To Lower Your Cholesterol - Naturally. There is an area/areas of the heart muscle that has become scar tissue (scarring, scarred) because of the heart attack. This area would not be able to make functional use of any oxygen even if blood flow to that area of the heart were completely restored. It is common for individuals with coronary artery disease to have different degrees of blockages in different arteries. A heart attack has left a fixed defect in one area of the heart, but there is a reversible defect in another area of the heart due to a less severe blockage Color Atlas and Synopsis of Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

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