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Science
Subject:
Biology
Grade:
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HEART ATTACK

-Smoking-High LDL, or "bad" cholesterol and low HDL, or "good" cholesterol-Uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure)-Physical inactivity-Obesity (more than 20% over one's ideal body weight)-Uncontrolled diabetes-High C-reactive protein-Uncontrolled stress and anger

Pain, pressure, heaviness or tightness in your:-Jaw-Neck-Shoulder(s)-Chest-Back-Arm(s)You may also feel:-Nausea-Dizziness -Cold Sweat-Shortness of Breath

-Male sex-Older age-Family history of heart disease-Post-menopausal-Race (African Americans, American Indians, and Mexican Americans are more likely to have heart disease than Caucasians

Uncontrollable risk factors include:

Controllable risk factors include:

Symptoms

Fast facts-It is estimated over 380,000 Australians have had a heart attack at some time in their lives.-Each year, around 55,000 Australians suffer a heart attack. This equates to one heart attack every 10 minutes.-Heart attack claimed 9,811 lives in 2011, or on average, 27 each day

A heart attack is a disorder of the heart and it affects millions of Australians every year, but this can be prevented with the right precautions.


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