Heart Attack Prevention Directory
A heart attack is caused when blood flow cannot reach the heart muscle and the tissues of the heart muscle begins to die. It is important to try to prevent heart attacks from ever happening by eating a healthy diet and exercising. You can also discuss taking a daily aspirin with your doctor to find out if that treatment would be helpful for you. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how heart attacks are caused, prevented, and much more.
Smoking and Heart Disease
In addition to respiratory problems and lung cancer, smoking cigarettes can cause heart disease. Here are tips for quitting.
Diabetes: Lower Your Heart Disease Risk-Topic Overview
It's true—diabetes raises your risk of heart disease. That means your risks of heart attack and stroke are higher when you have diabetes. Diabetes is plenty to keep up with as it is. That explains why dealing with both heart risk and diabetes can seem like too much all at once. But it's also true that good heart-health care has a lot in common with good diabetes care. Most healthy choices that help control your diabetes also help your heart.Add a few heart-healthy habits, and you'll lower your heart disease risk.How are heart disease and diabetes connected?When you have diabetes, there are times when you have a higher-than-normal level of sugar in your blood. High blood sugar can damage the walls of your arteries. This damage can lead to plaque buildup in your arteries. The plaque buildup can narrow and even block your arteries. Your risk of having heart disease is even higher if you have:High blood pressure, which pushes blood through the arteries with too much force. Over time,
Tips to Lower Risk of a Heart Attack or Stroke
Find out how exercise, diet, and medicine can help cut your chances of a heart attack or stroke.
Heart Attack Prevention Tips
Get the basics on prevention of heart attacks.
Job Stress and Your Heart: Cutting Your Risk
What's the connection between job stress and your heart's health? And what you can do to minimize those risks?
Can You Reverse Heart Disease?
Can you actually undo some of the damage from heart disease? At least one doctor has a surprising answer.
10 Tips for Better Heart Health
Your heart works hard for you nonstop for your whole life. So show it some TLC with these tips.
How to Wreck Your Heart
These unhealthy habits can put your heart at risk.
Hypertension Equals Health Risks
Nearly 1 in 3 adult Americans have it. African Americans are especially at risk. Learn why hypertension is called the 'silent killer'.
Video: Warning Signs of Cardiac Arrest
Four signs that could signal sudden cardiac arrest and why you shouldn’t ignore them.
How Hypertension Affects Cardiac Risk
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, talks about high blood pressure and its effect on cardiac diseases
Aspirin, Cancer, and Heart Disease
Is old-fashioned aspirin a new weapon in the fight against cancer and heart disease?
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 12 Surprising Things That Hurt Your Heart
Do you know what raises your risk of heart disease? Here are 12 surprising -- and simple -- ways to protect your ticker.
Effects of statins on heart attack or stroke risk
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Slideshow: How Do I Keep My Heart Failure in Check?
If you have congestive heart failure, lifestyle changes can help keep it under control. WebMD shows you how things like a healthy diet, exercise, and watching your weight can help keep heart disease in check.
How to Eat Right and Exercise With Heart Disease
If you know you have heart disease, exercise and diet are more important than ever. Find out how they can help and which types are best.
Stress Quiz: Who Gets It, How to Beat It
Insomnia. Headaches. Stress affects your health in many ways. See how much you know about stress, who gets it, and how to beat it with our quiz.
Quiz: Myths and Facts About Your Heart Health
Do you know how to keep your heart healthy? Take this quiz and find out.