Heart Attack and Unstable Angina (cont.)
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Make lifestyle changes
Control cholesterol and blood pressure
To reduce your risk of a heart attack, you will need to control your cholesterol and manage your blood pressure. Quitting smoking, changing the way you eat, and getting more exercise can help. But if these things don't work, you may also need to take medicines. To learn more about taking medicines, see:
For more information, see the topics:
Take aspirin to prevent a heart attack
Taking daily aspirin might lower your chances of having a heart attack. Talk with your doctor before taking aspirin every day. To see if aspirin is right for you, you and your doctor will balance the benefits and the risks of taking a daily aspirin.
For more information, see the topic Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy.
Manage stress and get help for depression
Learn about issues for women
Women have unique risk factors for heart disease, including birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy. These things can raise a woman's risk for a heart attack or stroke.
See the topic Women and Coronary Artery Disease for more information on risk, symptoms, and prevention of heart disease.
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