Heart Attack


Heart Attack

About one million people experience a heart attack each year. Though heart attacks claim 400,000 lives annually,the survival rate has improved greatly due to better treatment and increased awareness of their symptoms. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.

What Is a Heart Attack?

A heart attack occurs when a blood clot in the coronary artery restricts blood flow and leads to ... read more »

Heart Attack Diagnosis and Treatment

Time matters when it comes to detecting and treating heart attacks. Luckily, modern medicine has ... read more »

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