Heart Health: Heart Attack

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A myocardial infarction, otherwise known as a heart attack, refers to the death of the heart muscle that is caused by a cessation of blood flow to the heart muscle caused by a blockage.

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The mainstay of therapy are blood-thinning drugs, and the most common blood-thinning drug we use is Aspirin.

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Heart attacks are linked to atrial fibrillation.

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Another medication that is often prescribed after a heart attack is an ACE inhibitor.

A heart attack (acute myocardial infarction) happens when muscle tissue in the heart is denied the flow of oxygen-rich blood due to a blocked artery. Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath and sweating and a local Cardiologist can help you deal with these symptoms. Heart attack prevention involves reducing risk factors such as high cholesterol, smoking and obesity. Get the answers you need to take control of your health from our up-to-date, complementary heart attack resources. A local Cardiologist can help with heart conditons

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