Cardiovascular disease

Heart attack

(Myocardial infarction)

  • Also known as
  • MI

About Heart attack

Each year over a million people in the U.S. have a heart attack. About 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 9-1-1 if someone is having them. Those symptoms includeChest 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.What exactly is a heart attack? 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.NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Symptoms of Heart attack
  • Chest discomfort: Pressure, squeezing, or pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Discomfort in the upper body: Arms, shoulders, neck, or back
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating

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