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Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
Normally a heart attack occurs when the flow of blood through a coronary artery is blocked, which cuts off the supply of blood to part of the heart muscle, causing damage or death to the tissue of the heart muscle. A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, can be fatal, usually because victims of heart attack confuse the symptoms they are experiencing with other, non-life threatening conditions such as indigestion, and delay seeking immediate help or going to the hospital. Some common symptoms of a heart attack may include pressure or pain in the chest, pain extending from the chest to the arm, back, teeth, or jaw, prolonged pain in the upper abdomen, or shortness of breath. Of course, it is important to note that not everyone experiences a heart attack to the same degree or even experience the same symptoms. It is extremely important that anyone who thinks they may be suffering from a heart attack seek treatment immediately.
Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest
Often a heart attack is confused with sudden cardiac arrest, which is when the heart suddenly stops due to an electrical disturbance in the heart itself. This results in the disruption of blood flow from the heart to the rest of the body. Heart attack is often the contributing factor (but not the only factor) to cardiac arrest.
Causes of Heart Attack
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Over time, a coronary artery, which supplies blood to the heart, can become clogged with cholesterol and fatty acids. This condition is known as Left untreated, these blockages can restrict blood flow to the heart muscle, permanently damaging or killing the heart tissue. Any number of factors can contribute to heart attack, including age, tobacco use, diabetes, high blood pressure, stress, diet, obesity, or family history of heart attack.
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