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.
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.
Smoking and Heart Disease
In addition to respiratory problems and lung cancer, smoking cigarettes can cause heart disease. Here are tips for quitting.
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of xanthelasma, yellow patches filled with cholesterol that appear on the inside of your eyelids.
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.
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.
Can You Reverse Heart Disease?
Can you actually undo some of the damage from heart disease? At least one doctor has a surprising answer.
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'.
Family History Affects Risk of Heart Disease
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, talks about family history and the risk of heart disease.
How Hypertension Affects Cardiac Risk
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, talks about high blood pressure and its effect on cardiac diseases
How Kicking Cigarettes Helps Your Heart
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, why quitting smoking is important to cardiovascular health.
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.
Slideshow: 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.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Heart Disease
WebMD provides a visual overview of heart disease, including symptoms to watch for, diagnostic tests, treatments, and prevention strategies.
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.