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Heart attack

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Heart attack prevention

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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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