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Heart Attack

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
Other topics: Heart Disease
 Angina  
 Angio-Seal  
 Angioplasty  
 Aortic Angiography  
 Arrhythmias  
 Atrial Fibrillation  
 Cardiac Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation  
 Cardiac Arrest  
 Cardiac Catheterization - Coronary Angiography  
 Cardiac Rehabilitation  
 Cardiomyopathy  
 Carotid Artery Disease  
 Congenital Heart Defects  
 Congestive Heart Failure  
 Coronary Angiography and Possible Angioplasty  
 Coronary Angioplasty  
 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft  
 Coronary Artery Disease  
 Echocardiogram  
 Endocarditis  
 Heart Disease in Women  
 Heart Diseases  
 Heart Failure Home Care  
 Heart Transplantation  
 Heart Valve Diseases  
 Heart Valve Replacement  
 How to Prevent Heart Disease  
 Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator  
 Living with Congestive Heart Failure  
 Mitral Valve Prolapse  
 Open Heart Surgery - What to Expect  
 Pacemaker  
 Pericardial Disorders  
 Pulmonary Hypertension  
 Stress Echocardiography Test  
 Transesophageal Echocardiogram  
 Warfarin  
 Warfarin - Introduction for New Users  
 Warfarin - Review for Current Users  
 
Keywords

chest pain, indigestion, nausea, fatigue, atrium, ventricle, pulmonic valve, tricuspid valve, coronary artery, plaque, atherosclerosis, EKG, angioplasty, nitroglycerin, CPR, bmbody

Overview *

Each year millions of people have heart attacks and more than half of them die. Many people have permanent heart damage or die because they don't get help immediately. It's important to know the symptoms of a heart attack and call for immediate medical help if someone is having them.

Those symptoms include:
- Chest discomfort - pressure, squeezing, or pain
- Shortness of breath
- Discomfort in the upper body - arms, shoulder, neck, back
- Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness, sweating

These symptoms can sometimes be different in women.

Most heart attacks happen when a clot in the coronary artery blocks the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. Often this leads to an irregular heartbeat - called an arrhythmia - that causes a severe decrease in the pumping function of the heart. A blockage that is not treated within a few hours causes the affected heart muscle to die.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | Symptoms
Heart Anatomy | Causes
Angina-Heart Attack | Treatment
Emergency Plan | Cardiac Arrest
Prevention

 
 

Multimedia

This patient education program is for patients who may be at risk of a heart attack; it explains signs and causes of heart attacks and tips for prevention. Included are the following sections: Symptoms, Heart Anatomy, Causes, Angina vs. Heart Attack, Treatment, Your Emergency Plan, Cardiac Arrest, and Prevention.

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Last reviewed: 7/6/2009

 
     
 

.Selected topic overviews were adapted from Medlineplus, the National Library of Medicine *

 
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