|What are the risk factors ?
§ Increased cholesterol levels
§ Hypertension (persistent increase in
Blood pressure > 120/80)
§ Abdominal obesity
§ Stress or depression
§ Lack of fruits and vegetables in diet
§ Lack of exercise
§ Excessive intake of alcohol
Here is how heart attacks can be prevented:
§ Quit smoking
§ Avoid fast food
§ Exercise regularly
§ Go for frequent health checks
|In the event of a person being at risk, how can you help?
Identifying the symptoms early is critical to mitigating the
seriousness of an attack!
The symptoms of a heart attack are:
§ Chest pain or discomfort
§ Shortness of breath
§ Sweating, cold and clammy skin
§ Upper back or shoulder pain
§ Jaw pain
However, the best cure is prevention!