Heart Attack - Risk Factors
Certain factors make it more likely that a person will have heart attack.
The risk factors that predispose a person to heart attack include:
- Heredity - family history of heart disease
- Age - men over 45 and women over 55 are more at risk of heart attacks
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Lack of exercise
- Cigarette smoking or use of other forms of tobacco.