Are You At Risk?
If you don’t know the "Big Five" signs that you are at heightened risk for a heart attack, here is a refresher: Diabetes, smoking, family history, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. “Those are powerful and very predictive. Each one by itself will double your risk, if not more, for coronary disease and events,” says Vincent Bufalino, MD, cardiologist and spokesperson for the American Heart Association. But those five are not the end of the story. Here are seven other hear disease indicators you need to know about>>