Primary prevention from coronary artery disease [Koroner arter hastaligindan korunma: Nasil yapalim?]
Coronary artery disease is one of the most important causes of mortality and morbidity. Almost 95 % of coronary artery disease cases is due to atherosclerosis. Factors accelerating atherosclerosis have been well defined and being aware of these risk factors and managing the treatable ones will decrease both mortality and morbidity. When the treatment of coronary artery disease and treatment of risk factors is compared, managing the risk factors is found to be more cost effective. So primary prevention seems to be of utmost importance. Treatment of coronary artery disease either pharmacologically or nonpharmacologically also decreases mortality and increases life expectancy.