Health Tip: At Risk for Another Heart Attack?

Factors that raise your chances of subsequent trouble

Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. And "More information" links may no longer work. Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional.

(HealthDay News) -- If you've had a heart attack, you may be at risk for another one unless you make some major lifestyle changes.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says the following risk factors increase your risk of having a subsequent heart attack:

  • Lack of exercise
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Being overweight
  • Having high cholesterol or high blood pressure
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Too much stress

--

Last Updated: