Heart Attack Risk Factors | UnityPoint Health - Peoria
Level II Trauma Center Peoria, IL

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