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Heart attack

What is a heart attack?

Symptoms of a heart attack

Risk factors for a heart attack

Prevention / remedies / recovery from heart attack


What is a heart attack?

Heart attack (myocardial infarction) is the interruption of blood supply to part of the heart, causing heart cells to die. Usually it is caused by the blockage of a coronary artery following the rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque in the wall of an artery. The resulting restriction in blood supply (ischemia) and shortage of oxygen (hypoxia) damages or destroys heart muscle tissue.

A heart attack is different from but can cause:

Heart disease was the leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide for several decades, (2) and caused 16% of all deaths in 2022. (20)

A heart attack is a life-threatening medical emergency. The immediate action to take is to get urgent medical help.

Symptoms of a heart attack

Approximately one quarter of all heart attacks are silent, without chest pain or other symptoms. (1)

Risk factors for a heart attack

Prevention / remedies / recovery from heart attack


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