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Stop Doing This Now or Risk a Heart Attack, Says CDC

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You can picture yourself having a heart attack—but why not instead prevent yourself from having one. "Several health conditions, your lifestyle, and your age and family history can increase your risk for heart disease and heart attack," says the CDC . "These are called risk factors. About half of all Americans have at least one of the three key risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and smoking. You can lower your chances of having future health problems following a heart attack with these steps"—read on for each one, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It . 1 Keep Your Cholesterol in Check "As your blood cholesterol rises, so does your risk of coronary heart disease. When other risk factors (such as high blood pressure and tobacco smoke) are also present, this risk increases even more," says the American Hea