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If someone had a heart attack once, is it risky to have it for second time ?

Does anybody know, if someone had a heart attack once, is it a bigger risk of having the second heart attack ? After the stents had been placed on.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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Diabetologist 's  Response
if u don't correct possible risk factors,discontinue treatment,inadequate tt,
if providence wills u can have any no. of attacks,still survive to tell you story yourself.

To prevent a heart attack:
Keep your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol under control.
Don't smoke.
Eat a low-fat diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in animal fat.
Eat fish twice a week. Exercise daily or several times a week.
Walking is a good form of exercise. Talk to your doctor before starting an exercise routine.
Lose weight if you are overweight.

If you have one or more risk factors for heart disease, talk to your doctor about possibly taking aspirin to help prevent a heart attack. Aspirin therapy (75 mg to 325 mg a day) or another drug such as prasugrel or clopidogrel may be prescribed.

After a heart attack, you will need regular follow-up care to reduce the risk of having a second heart attack. Often, a cardiac rehabilitation program is recommended to help you gradually return to a normal lifestyle. Always follow the exercise, diet, and medication plan prescribed by your doctor.
don't worry about a second HA every second,be proactive!
Answered: Fri, 7 Jan 2011
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Well, people with known coronary artery disease (and having had a heart attack, regardless of what treatment was given, puts a person in this category) is a very potent risk factor for future heart disease, so yes, but not because of the heart attack per se, but because of the conditions that lead to it. Stents are great, and they can help with symptoms, but there is no evidence to suggest that they save lives, they don't protect against future heart attacks (although the stents themselves usually stay open, the unstented coronary arteries often develop disease). Anyone who has had a heart attack should be under the care of a cardiologist and should do everything he can to reduce his risk factors, no smoking, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure aggressively, exercise, diet, weight loss, and tight control of diabetes for those who have it to reduce, as much as possible, the chances of having another heart attack.
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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