Heart Attack : FAQs
Myocardial infarction (mi): Heart attack
How will associated conditions affect the patient?
Many patients who have a heart attack have co-existing conditions that may affect him and are a risk factor for coronary artery disease. Hyperlipidemia (increase blood fats), hypertension, diabetes mellitus, cigarette smoking. Other risk factors include a family history of premature coronary artery disease (disease of the heart vessels), age, male gender, post menopausal women, physical inactivity.
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