Heart Health

Heart attack

What is a heart attack?

A heart attack occurs when part of the heart muscle is sufficiently deprived of blood to result in death of muscle cells. This is an emergency.

Heart attack: warning signs

Take a look at this graphic to see which warning signs, in men and women respectively, may signify that a heart attack is on its way.

Why we die of heart attacks

Heart attacks and strokes are highly preventable, according to the US Surgeon General. But as heart disease is the nr.1 killer worldwide, we're obviously doing something wrong.

Heart attack: why did it happen?

The medical staff at the hospital would probably have told you why you had a heart attack or “myocardial infarction”. However, it's often difficult to concentrate in times of shock

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