June 7th, 2017

To endure a heart attack is a shaping experience. Those affected must often also take lifelong medications. Even when feeling well…

Tips for after a heart attack

June 7th, 2017


To endure a heart attack is a shaping experience. Those affected must often also take lifelong medications. Even when feeling well after a successful cardiac intervention, they should make a conscientious lifestyle change. Our lifestyle is often a decisive cause of a heart attack. Certain risk factors, such as: high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, unhealthy nutrition, too little movement, stress, obesity and smoking can all lead to blockage of arteries. When a coronary (heart) artery is blocked, the heart muscle does not receive enough oxygen and the muscle tissue dies irreversibly. This is a heart attack.


Here we will briefly show you how to decrease your risk factors of a heart attack.


Easy tips to reduce your risk factors




High blood pressure


Genetic predisposition and an unhealthy lifestyle can both increase the risk of high blood pressure. Making a positive lifestyle change can cause a decrease in blood pressure. In addition to daily movement and quitting smoking, blood pressure can also be lowered by eating certain foods. We have created a list of some of these ingredients for you in our article naturally lower your blood pressure.



Unhealthy nutrition


Permanently changing your eating habits can be very difficult at the beginning. However, after a certain period of time, you will start to feel fitter and healthier. Avoid salt, sugar, animal fats and alcohol as much as possible. We recommend eating a Mediterranean diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, fish and high-quality oils. In order to make this change easier, consider meeting with a nutritionist.



Too little movement


Integrate more activity into your everyday life. Daily movement causes an increase in good HDL cholesterol, helps lower dangerous LDL cholesterol and improves sugar metabolism. A good way to start is by aiming to walk 10,000 steps per day. A step counter that can be worn on the wrist is a good method of support and motivation.





Smoking leads to, among other things, calcification of the arteries, which in the worst-case scenario can lead to a heart attack. Performing regular physical activity, but continuing to smoke, does not balance out. It is particularly important to quit smoking after having a heart attack.



You can avoid a threatening heart attack by performing regular heart checks. In addition to your regular yearly heart check from your physician you can check your heart health anytime and anywhere with the use of a mobile ECG. In order to receive meaningful and valid results, it is important to consider that a mobile ECG should include at least 12 leads. It is only possible to detect a heart attack with a comprehensive ECG with 12 or more leads. Learn more about the 15-lead mobile ECG from CardioSecur.


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