Features November 2016 Issue

Campaign Seeks to Reduce the Number of Second Heart Attacks

Campaign Seeks to Reduce the Number of Second Heart Attacks

The American Heart Association is raising awareness of the steps necessary to lower the odds a heart attack survivor will face a second such event.

It may seem obvious, but staying heart-healthy is a team effort between you and your cardiologist. Don’t assume that because you had successful bypass surgery or had one or more stents placed in your heart that you’re “cured” as a heart patient. For the rest of your life you need to be vigilant about your cardiovascular health, as well as conditions such as diabetes that pose a risk to your heart.

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