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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.

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Phoebe Putney Health System is a network of hospitals, family medicine clinics, rehab facilities, auxiliary services, and medical education training facilities. Founded in 1911,
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (the flagship hospital) is one of Georgia's largest comprehensive regional medical centers. From the beginning, Phoebe's mission and vision
has been to bring the finest medical talent and technology to the citizens of Southwest Georgia, and to serve all citizens of the community regardless of ability to pay.