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Heart Attack Risk Factors:

Heart Attack Risk Factors: The Worst Risk? Not Knowing.

Learn more about risk factors for heart attack (myocardial infarction) – and learn how you can work with your doctor to make more informed decisions.

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Get the Details on Heart Attack Risk

20% of

heart attack

survivors

over 45

will have another one

within five 5 years.

70% of major

heart attack

risk factors

can be managed

through lifestyle choices

27% of

heart attacks

happen to people

who’ve already had one.

THE HEART HEALTH RISK TOOL1

LEARN YOUR RISK OF A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE

Do you know your risk factors?2 Find out and get a personalized heart-healthy action plan to share with your doctor.

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MANAGING RISK:

WHY PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS MAY NOT BE ENOUGH

If you take prescription medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, they may not be enough to protect your heart. Talk to your doctor about whether these medications are enough for you and whether adding an aspirin regimen can help further reduce the risk of another heart attack or clot-related (ischemic) stroke.

TELL ME HOW ASPIRIN HELPS

Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.

HEART ATTACK SURVIVOR STORIES