How to Stay Away from Heart Attack?

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What if my blood pressure is 169/100? What does that mean? I've never been to the dr. In my adult life and I am 46 years old.
you should measure your BP 3 times a day (at weakup, afternoon, and before sleep) and  record. if it's all above 140/90mmHg, you should go to a cardiologist and get medication.
You need to have your blood pressure checked every couple of days for a couple of weeks so you will know if it was an isolated instance or if it is elevated regularly.  I suggest you get a primary care physician.  If you are truly hypertensive you are at risk for stroke and heart complications.
Late dinner and no breakfast is a killer combination, research has found out.

People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have worse outcomes after a heart attack. That's the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

The study enrolled patients with a particularly serious form of heart attack called ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). "One in ten patients with STEMI dies within a year, and nutrition is a relatively inexpensive and easy way to improve prognosis," said study author Dr. Marcos Minicucci, of São Paolo State University, Brazil.

He recommended a minimum two hour interval between dinner and bedtime. "It is said that the best way to live is to breakfast like a king," he added. "A good breakfast is usually composed of dairy products (fat-free or low fat milk, yogurt and cheese), a carbohydrate (whole wheat bread, bagels, cereals), and whole fruits. It should have 15 to 35% of our total daily calorie intake."