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Topic Title: Ways to Avoid a Heart Attack
Created On: 10/01/2009 12:16 PM
 07/20/2011 10:43 AM

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[br]The six guidelines that you have listed out can avoid heart attacks, however, I believe that a person can suffer from a heart attack even if they strictly follow these guidelines. What do you think? Do you think that there is a way from which people can avoid heart attacks overall?[br]
 10/01/2009 12:16 PM

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While significant progress has been made throughout the past few decades against heart disease, it is still a very scary thing to realize that many people who die of a heart attack or other heart-related complications show no symptoms, and it remains unclear as to why some people suffer from sudden cardiac arrest.

Writer Katherine Hobson has recently published an article on BaltimoreSun.com called "Six Ways to Avoid a Heart Attack," outlining things you can do to reduce and be aware of your risk.

The six ways she writes about are:

1. Follow the standard prevention guidelines.

According to the American Heart Association these guidelines are: Don't smoke, be more active, and make good nutritional choices.

2. Exercise.

Exercising increases good cholesterol and decreases bad cholesterol.

3. Know your risk.

Find out your Framingham risk score, which gives you the odds of a heart-related death within the next 10 years.

4. Get a family history.

Genetics is a risk factor that cannot be modified. But knowing if heart disease runs in your family may help to plan and prevent it from happening to you.

5. Know the symptoms of heart problems.

It isn't just chest pain.

6. Learn CPR

While you cannot perform CPR on yourself, you may be able to help others in an emergency situation when EMS cannot get to the area fast enough.

Read more detailed information from the article by clicking here: http://www.baltimoresun.com/he...-attack,0,123380.story
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