If you are having a heart attack, the sooner you get treatment the better. That's why it's important to recognize the signs of a heart attack, which include
If you think that you or someone you know is having a heart attack, you should call 9–1–1 immediately.
Persons can take steps to lower their risk of developing heart disease by preventing or treating and controlling high blood pressure, preventing or treating and controlling high blood cholesterol, by not using tobacco, by preventing or controlling diabetes, and by maintaining adequate physical activity, weight, and a healthy diet. Persons being treated for conditions or risk factors should follow the guidance of their health care providers If you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes, there are steps you can take to lower your risk for heart disease.