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What Are the Risk Factors?

There are a number of factors that increase a person's chance for having a heart attack. These are known as risk factors. While not causes of a heart attack, risk factors play a significant role in the likelihood of someone having one. Commonly, these risk factors are separated into those that can be controlled and those that cannot. The more risk factors you have, the greater your chances are of having a heart attack.
Because heart disease is the most common underlying cause of a heart attack, heart attack and heart disease risk factors are quite similar.
Heart attack risk factors include:



(Click Heart Attack Risk to calculate your 10-year risk.)
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