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Date:2/15/2009

ization also offered a number of steps that can be taken to prevent a heart attack:

  • Don't smoke.
  • Lose excess weight, get regular exercise, eat a low cholesterol diet and take cholesterol-lowering medications, if a doctor determines they would be helpful.
  • Maintain a healthy blood pressure, control diabetes and don't drink too much alcohol.
  • Get regular checkups.

These measures are especially important for anyone who has a family history of heart disease.

More information

The American Heart Association has more about heart attack.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American College of Emergency Physicians, news release, Feb. 3, 2009


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