Updated: 2018-05-25


Self-care measures include adopting heart-healthy habits, such as being active, managing cholesterol, controlling high blood pressure, and giving up smoking.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Pain at rest
  • Discolored skin

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Pain in legs or arms during exercise
  • Sores develop on legs, arms, feet, or hands