Heart attack symptoms might not show up until it’s too late, so make sure that you look for the signs of a heart attack to prepare yourself against them.
Heart disease is a function of family history, lifestyle, age and even ethnicity. That’s why it’s so important to screen for heart disease the sooner you catch it, the easier it is to treat. This is particularly important for older people, who may not be aware of the signs of a heart attack and what can be done to treat heart problems.
There are some factors in heart disease that you can’t control, but many you can. Here are 9 factors linked to the risk of heart attack:
- Existing health conditions, eg. hypertension, cholesterol and diabetes