Yesterday I wrote about some of the important signs for heart attacks and I received several email questions. Before I answer I must disclose that I am not a doctor and don’t play one on TV or elsewhere….

Here are my answers to two questions about heart attacks. First, most people survive their heart attacks. The literature I found indicated that most of the 1.2 million Americans who experienced a heart attack last year survived. Secondly, some of the risk factors for heart attacks include:

– Men with a waist size of more than 40 inches and more than 35 inches for woman

– Blood pressure constantly over 130/85

Fasting glucose over 110

Triglycerides over 150

– LDL cholesterol over 100

– HDL cholesterol under 40

My advice: Get an annual physical examination and get these studies conducted.

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at