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What is a Heart Attack?

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What are My Risks?

Risk factors fall into three broad categories:

Some major risk factors that can’t be changed 

+ Increasing Age: The majority of people who die of coronary heart disease are 65 or older.

+ Heredity (including race): Children of parents with heart disease are more likely to develop heart disease themselves.

Some major risk factors you can modify, treat or control:

+ Tobacco smoke: The risk that smokers will develop coronary heart disease is much higher than that for nonsmokers.

+ High blood cholesterol: As your blood cholesterol rises, so does your risk of coronary heart disease.

Some of other factors that contribute to risk:

+ Stress: Individual response to stress may be a contributing factor for heart attacks.

+ Alcohol: Drinking too much alcohol can raise blood pressure, and increase your risk for a heart attack.

Heart Attack Warning Signs

What are the Warning Signs?

Don’t wait to get help if you experience any of these heart attack warning signs. Some heart attacks are sudden and intense. But most start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Pay attention to your body and call 911 if you experience:

+ Chest discomfort: Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes – or it may go away and then return. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.

+ Discomfort in other areas of the upper body: Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.

+ Shortness of breath: This can occur with or without chest discomfort.

+ Other possible signs include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

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How can I get Heart Healthy?

+ Manage Blood Pressure: When your blood pressure stays within healthy ranges, you reduce the strain on your heart and arteries which keeps you healthier longer.

+ Control Cholesterol: When you control your cholesterol, you are giving your arteries their best chance to remain clear of blockages.

+ Reduce Blood Sugar: Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose (or blood sugar). Over time, high levels of blood sugar can damage your heart, kidneys, eyes and nerves.

+ Get Active: Simply put, daily physical activity increases your length and quality of life. Period.

+ Eat Better: When you eat a heart-healthy diet, you improve your chances for feeling good and staying healthy – for life!

+ Stop Smoking: Cigarette smokers have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. If you smoke, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health.

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Visit heart.org for more info and to make a donation to the American Heart Association.