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Is There a Chance I Could Have Another Heart Attack?

Yes, there is. In the hospital, blood flow was restored in the area where your heart attack happened. But it’s possible that platelets could gather and stick together to form another clot.

Talk to your cardiologist to find out what your plan should be to reduce your risk.

Man and wife holding hands.
Image of arteries in the heart.Your heart has many arteries, and another clot can form in any one of them.

Risk factors

Other things that can affect your chance of another heart attack are your age, your medical history, other health conditions you may have, and the severity of your heart attack.

List of risk factors: PATIENT AGE, MEDICAL HISTORY, HEALTH CONDITIONS, SEVERITY OF HEART ATTACK

There’s more you can do

Today, you can start taking healthy steps to reduce your chance of another heart attack! Your doctor can help you understand the healthy changes you can make.

  • EAT A HEALTHY DIET
  • GET MOVING
  • QUIT SMOKING
  • TAKE ALL YOUR MEDICINES
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