Heart Attack Risk Factors | UnityPoint Health - Peoria

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2535 E. Washington St.
East Peoria, Illinois 61611

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1120 E. War Memorial Drive
Peoria Heights, Illinois 61616

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

1909 North Morton Avenue
Morton, Illinois 61550

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

8914 N. Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61604

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209 N. Cummings Lane
Washington, Illinois 61571

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Risk Factors for a Heart Attack

  • Age
  • Tobacco smoking
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Illegal drug use especially cocaine or amphetamines
  • History of preeclampsia
  • History of autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus
  • Not being active
  • Obesity
  • Family History

Risk Factors you can control:

  • Being overweight
  • Being a smoker
  • Having high blood pressure
  • Having high cholesterol
  • Having diabetes

Risk factors you cannot control

  • Being 55 or older
  • Having a family history of stroke
  • Having a personal history