Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

194 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What factors contributes to heart attack and how to prevent this ?

what factors contributes to heart attack? and how to prevent any future problems? what factors contributes to heart attack? and how to prevent any future problems?
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
  User's Response
's  Response
This topic will give an insight view: Everybody has a risk of developing atheroma which can lead to an MI. However, certain 'risk factors' increase the risk and include: * Preventable or treatable risk factors: o smoking o hypertension (high blood pressure) o high cholesterol level o lack of exercise o a poor diet o obesity o excess alcohol * Having diabetes. But if you have diabetes, the increased risk of heart disease is minimised by good control of the blood sugar level, and reducing blood pressure if it is high. * Risk factors that are fixed and you cannot change: o a family history of heart disease or a stroke that occurred in a father or brother aged below 55, or in a mother or sister aged below 65. o being male. o ethnic group (for example, British Asians have an increased risk). Risk factors are discussed more fully in another leaflet called 'Preventing Heart Disease'. Briefly, if you can reduce any risk factors, it reduces your risk of having an MI (or of having a further MI if you have already had one). Some risk factors are fixed and you cannot change them. However, if you have a fixed risk factor, you may want to make extra effort to reduce preventable risk factors such as smoking or lack of exercise.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I an 6 2 200 pounds 83 yrs old very active. had heart attack 6 or 7 yrs ago (bad diet). Had a stent inplanted. Work out 3 days a week including riding 6 miles a work out. about 5 min after a work out had a several secound black out (drift off) Don t know what caused it or what to do to prevent it from happening again. Thank You

doctor1 MD

Hi there! I am a 60yr old female and for the past 4-5 weeks I have been experiencing fast heartbeats especially when I am lying in bed at night I can hear it beating like heavy drumbeats - and I notice I have been getting tired aas well- e.g. I can t stay up as late as I used to and feel really sleepy all of a sudden at times I can t keep my eyes open - apart from this I am healthy -blood pressure and sugar levels fine but cholesterol just a bit on the high side. I weigh 65 kgs(lost about 5 kgs recently) -an reasonably active as I work in the garden and walk a lot. Should I be worried about getting a heart attack/ what treatment should I be looking at?? Thank you for your time. Patrice

doctor1 MD

How to predict Heart attack? Is there any science to predict to heart attack. Does it possible to predict before 10 years after getting the attack? What are the tests for it ? Does it a heridatary problem? How can we prevent heart attack?

Recent questions on  Heart attack

doctor1 MD

Hello Doc, I ve been having a weird discomfort in my left part of my breast and a pinched feeling in my upper left shoulder blade!! I m a 26yr old healthy female and I sit up and google symptoms I have and start freaking myself out thinking I m having a heart attack! Please help!!

doctor1 MD

My grandpa had a heart attack yesterday. He has been unconcious since then last night they but a central line through him to cool him down to 94 degrees. It took the ambulence 15 minutes to get to him from the time he started having issues breathing and ever 30 seconds he would gasp for air. do you think he is going to have severe brain damage

doctor1 MD

dear Sir, My name is kashif latif and at this time i am 30 years sir my problem is for the month ago i have tingling and numbness in my both hand and at the same time i have feeling my heart is racing like 150 miles and hold body covers with shivirng and i am loosing control and going crazy and feeling that i am having a heart attack but when i visit the doc and he done ECG he foung nothing to done my heart and my heart is working normally and one more thing at that time i am feeling shorness of breath and my all body chill sir please tell what is this and i am fear of this this will hapen again to me i am awaiting your answer Kashif latif

doctor1 MD

i was in a car accident like 2 months ago, broke a few bones, had surgery(hip and femur)a month later i began feeling left chest pains, left arm pains...typical heart attack symptoms in other words. last night was the 5th time i went to the e.r. thanks to this pains and again they found nothing wrong with me or my heart so i guess the ekg and mri were all good. the pain is still there on a daily basis my parents refuse to take me to the hospital they think i m insane. my questions are can my heart be bruised or enlarged?or that would have been ruled out with the ekg and mri?they said its not my lungs but the pain is on left back also, could it be only muscle pain?i don t have insurance and all this medical assistance is pretty expensive. if anyone could please get me on the right direction i would greatly appreciate it, this pain is so stressing it feels like a tickle on my lung or heart and i m scared if overlooked it will kill me. by the way i m a 19 yr old grl and nobody in my family has any kind of medical problems....

doctor1 MD

A cat scan for the lungs revealed atherosclerosis of the great vessels , aorta and coronary arteries. Aorta and pulmonary arteries are normal in caliber. Heart and and pericardium are within normal limits. There are no significant mediastinal or...

doctor1 MD

My father is 91 and his systolic is 228. Don't know the other number. Should I worry?

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor, I have had some wisdom tooth pain and went to doctor, he advised me to use hydrogen preoxide one week and lets try the infection go. He took xray of wisdom tooth and said all other looks good. He further said as I have never been to...