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.
Heart Attack Prevention Tips
Get the basics on prevention of heart attacks.
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.
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of xanthelasma, yellow patches filled with cholesterol that appear on the inside of your eyelids.
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.
Is It a Heart Attack or Angina?
Angina is often a warning sign of a heart attack. Learn to tell the difference -- and why fast treatment is so important.
Is It Time for a Drastic Diet Change for Heart Disease?
Heart disease can be a big wake-up call about how you eat. Should you make huge changes in your diet? Find out what to consider.
Warning Signs of Cardiac Arrest
Four signs that could signal sudden cardiac arrest and why you shouldn’t ignore them.
Aspirin, Cancer, and Heart Disease
Is old-fashioned aspirin a new weapon in the fight against cancer and heart disease?
How Hypertension Affects Cardiac Risk
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, talks about high blood pressure and its effect on cardiac diseases
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'.
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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.
How Do I Keep My Heart Failure in Check?
If you're living with heart failure, it's critical to keep track of symptoms as soon as you notice them. Try these tips.
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.
8 Habits That Are Bad for Your Heart
You want your heart to be strong and healthy. But are you making any of these mistakes? It’s time to get back on track!