Worried about my life expectancy?

I had a medium heart attack 7 days ago, I was taken by ambulance to hospital, they found I had a main heart artery partially blocked sothey cleared it using a thromboloyte or something, anyway 3 days later Ithey perfomed an Angioplasty with stent placement. I have quit smoking immediately, and am making radical... show more I had a medium heart attack 7 days ago, I was taken by ambulance to hospital, they found I had a main heart artery partially blocked sothey cleared it using a thromboloyte or something, anyway 3 days later Ithey perfomed an Angioplasty with stent placement. I have quit smoking immediately, and am making radical changes to my lifestyle such as more excersise, healthier eating, losing weight and generally getting myself fitter. My cholestral is 3.4, my BP is 120/80, (always has been) I am 55 years old. Is it possible/likely for me to be able to lead a normal life and live for many years to come if I follow the doctors reccomendations, or am I just going to drop dead in a few weeks time. Sorry to put it so blunly but to be honest I can't think of any other way.
I would appreciate honest and blunt to the point answers please, I would prefer to know what my prognosis is.
thanks
Roger
Update: The procedure carried out was metal stent to right coronary artery, if that helps
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