Heart attacks are a major cause of mortality in the United States. In both men and women, cardiac arrest is the number one cause of death.
We can prevent heart attacks with certain lifestyle changes like:
- Quitting smoking
- Eating Healthy
- Losing Weight
- Exercising Regularly
- Statins (like Atorvastatin,Simvastatin, Rosuvastatin). Weaker statins like pravastatin (or red yeast) can also help.
- Medications that keep high blood pressure under control.
Sometimes, being proactive about your health can save your life. If you are having new symptoms like chest pain or shortness of breath, it could be a signal that you are about to have a heart attack (if you are not having one already!).