Risk Factors of Heart Attacks
There are several risk factors that can indicate increased likelihood of heart attacks. The couch potato who is overweight, does not exercise and indulges in a high fat or high salt diet is at risk for a heart attack. Individuals with heart disease, angina or who have had a previous heart attack are also high risk. High cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes can also cause myocardial infarct ions. Smokers and those who are addicted to narcotics are also at risk. Finally there is a genetic correlation. Individuals who have heart disease in their family are more likely to experience a heart attack.