Prevention of Heart attack


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Prevention list: Methods of prevention of Heart attack mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Heart attack.

Prevention of Heart attack: You can make a plan and discuss it in advance with your family, your friends, your coworkers and, of course, your doctor. Then you can rehearse this plan, just like a fire drill. Keep it simple. Know the warning signs. Keep information–such as what medications you’re taking–in one place. If you have any symptoms of a heart attack for a few minutes (no more than 5), call the EMS by dialing 9-1-1 right away.1

There are many things you can do to prevent heart disease and stay healthy. You probably already know what they are—not smoking, eating a heart healthy diet, getting plenty of regular exercise, keeping your weight under control, getting regular medical checkups, managing stress in your life, and controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol. It is also important for women to control other diseases they may have, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Talk to your health care provider about your risks for heart disease, appropriate screening tests, and ask what steps you can take to improve your heart health. Daily aspirin therapy or other medical treatment may be an option for you to help prevent heart disease and heart attack.2

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Frequently Asked Questions About Heart Attack: NHLBI
2. excerpt from Heart Attack: NWHIC

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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