NYT- Ask Well: Am I at High Risk for a Heart Attack?
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Are you concerned about your risk for a heart attack? This article from New York Times Ask Well columnist, Roni Caryn Rabin discusses how doctors check a person's risk for a heart attack. Doctors look at several things to figure out your risk including your age, gender, race, and cholesterol levels. They also look at whether you have chronic illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure, and whether you smoke, which is also an important risk factor.