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Heart attack

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Heart attack prevention

Making lifestyle changes is the most effective way to prevent having a heart attack (or having another heart attack).

There are many areas of your life you can modify to reduce the risk of having heart attacks (as well as strokes):

Last reviewed: September 2016

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Heart attack

A heart attack happens when there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to an area of your heart. As a result, some of your heart muscle begins to die. Without early medical treatment, this damage can be permanent.

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Heart problems like angina, stroke and heart attack, which are often hereditary, can be prevented using cholesterol lowering treatments.

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Lopresor | myVMC

Lopresor is used to treat hypertension, angina and heart attack and prevent migraines. It contains metoprolol tartrate a cardioselective beta blocker.

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Plavix | myVMC

Plavix is used to prevent cardiovascular disorders including vascular ischaemia caused by stroke or heart attack. It contains clopidogrel hydrogen sulfate.

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Lipitor | myVMC

Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) is used to treat high blood cholesterol and prevent non-fatal heart attack and stroke in people with hypertension.

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Heart attack | The Heart Foundation

Get information on types of heart attack, know the difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack and learn facts about heart attack

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Capoten | myVMC

Capoten is used to treat hypertension and prevent heart failure in people who have had a heart attack. It contains captopril.

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Metohexal | myVMC

Metohexal is used to treat hypertension, angina, tachyarrhythmias and heart attack and prevent migraines. It contains metoprolol tartrate, a beta blocker.

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