Coronary heart disease (
For many years, physicians and patients alike have focused on
What is a Heart Attack?
The heart is constantly pumping blood containing oxygen and nutrients to all regions of the body. To do this, the heart requires its own blood supply and receives this blood through the coronary arteries. In
Recent studies have shown that many heart attacks may actually be triggered by inflammation. Inflammation can occur at the site of the plaque, making it unstable and prone to rupture. Inflamed plaques can suddenly break open, causing a blood clot to form. This clot can impede or completely block blood flow to the heart, resulting in a heart attack. This lack of blood supply can lead to damage of the heart muscle and even death.
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How You Can Determine if You are at Risk for
Understanding the risks of heart disease and making lifestyle changes can help most men and women live longer, healthier lives. Certain lifestyle modifications are now known to help reduce a person's risk for
Although there are some risk factors that you cannot change (such as age, gender and family history), there are many things you can do to positively influence risk factors. By knowing your risk of heart disease, you can take proactive measures to improve your lifestyle. It is important to remember that
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In recent years, many advances have been made in pharmaceutical therapies that actually lower risk for
(Source: American Heart Association)