Heart Attack-Causes, Treatment & Prevention

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Heart Attack-Want to know more about Heart Attack?

OVERVIEW

Heart attack occurs when, the blood supply that normally nourishes the heart with oxygen is cut off and the heart muscle begins to die. Heart attacks — also called myocardial infarctions — are very common in the United States. In fact, it’s estimated that one happens every 40 seconds.

Fast facts on heart attacks:

  • During a heart attack, the heart muscle loses blood supply and is damaged.
  • Chest discomfort and pain are common symptoms.
  • The risk of a heart attack increases when a man is over 45 and a woman is over 55.
  • Smoking and obesity are big factors, particularly in the at-risk age range.

Symptoms

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