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PREVENTINGAHEARTATTACKMajorRiskFactorsThefollowingriskfactorshavebeenlinkedtoahigherincidenceofheartattackandshouldbeaddressedandeliminated.WilliamsonMedicalCenteroffersprogramsthatcanhelpyoumakelifestylechangestowardbecomingahealthieryou.ToscheduleanappointmentwithaprimarycarephysicianandassessyourriskfactorscallWilliamsonPrimaryCareat615-435-7780.SMOKINGMostcasesox9heartdiseasearecausedbycoronaryarterydiseasecommonlyrex9erredtoasx1chardeningox9thearteries.x1dBecausearteriesareresponsiblex9orsupplyingbloodtotheheartanythingthatcausesthesepathwaystonarroworclosecanleadtoaheartattackbystoppingthebloodsupply.Studieshaveshownnicotinex9oundincigarettescandestroythecellsthatlinethecoronaryarteriesandelevatebloodpressureresultinginadditionalstressbeingplacedontheheart.LACKOFEXERCISEOnecauseox9arterybuildupispoorcirculation.Aerobicexercisehelpsimprovetheheartx19sabilitytopumpbloodenablingittosupplyoxygenmoreex9fcientlytotherestox9thebody.OBESITYPeoplewhohaveexcessbodyx9atespeciallyconcentratedinthewaistareaaremorelikelytodevelopheartdiseasestrokeanddiabetes.Excessweightcausesthehearttoworkharder.Italsoraisesbloodpressureandtriglycerideandcholesterollevelswhileloweringx1cgoodx1dHDLcholesterol.Itx19snosecretthatlosingweightisdix9fcultbutsheddingasx9ewas10poundscanlowertheriskx9orheartdisease.4EARLYHEARTATTACKCARE