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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is it true that heart attacks can be predicted in advance?

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    A/Prof John Amerena

    Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

    Dr John Amerena trained in Melbourne, followed by four years in the United States at the University of Michigan. Over that period of time he … View Profile

    Predicting a heart attack in advance is not really possible, but we can predict patients who are at more risk of having a heart attack. If patients have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, are smokers, or have a positive family history of heart attack, they are much more likely to have a heart attack themselves. Predicting an individual's risk of having a heart attack in advance is difficult.

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