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Keep Your Heart Healthy: Heart Attack Prevention Tips

Learn how to prevent a heart attack from happening and drop your odds of developing heart disease by elimination or controlling heart attack risk factors. 

From the day you begin to take action to reduce those factors, your risk of suffering a heart attack begins to drop:

  • Quit smoking
  • Control your diet
  • Start exercising to lose weight
  • Get and stay on medication to control blood pressure and cholesterol  

Lower Your Odds of Becoming a Heart Attack Victim

Getting a regular checkup once a year is crucial. Periodically, your doctor will want to test you for such things as blood cholesterol, blood pressure and other risk factors. The tests can range from a simple blood test to a sophisticated test such as a cardiac catheterization.


For more information about Phoebe Heart and Vascular Center or to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our cardiologists, please call (229) 312-4438.