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How can a heart attack be prevented?

You may be able to avoid a heart attack by taking medicines and being monitored carefully by a a healthcare provider. If you are taking prescribed medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or high blood sugars, follow your doctor’s directions carefully. You can lower your risk of heart attack by altering your lifestyle, such as implementing regular exercise, losing weight, eating healthy foods, avoiding foods with saturated and trans fats, and not smoking. Heart attacks may be averted if you manage your stress levels and blood pressure by avoiding stressful situations whenever possible and checking your blood pressure regularly.

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