The World Health Organization estimates that each year about 17 million people have died from cardiovascular disease such as a heart attack or stroke.
Myocardial infarction is not just for men who are overweight, who smoke and who do not exercise. Moreover, we can note a rise in heart attack in women in recent years. It is important to be able to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack and reduce the chances of making one.
Unfortunately there are factors over which we have no power like:
On the other hand, there are other factors that we can do something about and reduce the risk of having a heart attack.
Fortunately, more than 80% of heart attacks or strokes can be prevented if you take care of your body and your health.
How to reduce the risk of having a heart attack:
It is also important to check and control risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sugar levels or diabetes.
If you have diabetes, it is important to have your blood pressure and sugar levels checked to minimize the risk.
High blood pressure usually has no visible symptoms, but it can be one of the causes of heart attack or stroke.
An abnormal level of lipids in the blood can also increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
High blood sugar (diabetes) also increases the risk of heart attack or stroke.