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How to Prevevent Heart Attack
To prevent a heart attack, you will most likely need to make lifestyle changes. You may also need to get treatment for conditions that raise your risk. For these patients, appropriate drug therapy can often delay or prevent the onset of heart failure.
Eat a healthy diet to prevent or reduce high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol, and maintain a healthy weight
Exercise as directed by your doctor
Control High blood cholesterol, High blood pressure and Diabetes
Prevent a Second Heart Attack
If you have already had a heart attack, it is very important to follow your doctor's advice to prevent a second heart attack:
- Make lifestyle changes as directed
- Take your medications as directed
- Follow any other treatment recommended by your doctor
- By taking these steps, you can prevent or reduce the chance of another heart attack and related complications, such as heart failure.