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Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack Warning signs of a heart attack may not be what you think. They can vary from person to person, and they may not always be sudden or severe. The one thing all heart attacks share in common is that the sooner you receive treatment, …

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heart attack

Heart attack This factsheet is for people who have had a heart attack (myocardial infarction or coronary thrombosis), or who would like information about it. A heart attack happens when a coronary artery (a blood vessel that supplies the heart with blood) carrying oxygen-rich blood to heart muscle is blocked. …

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If you’ve had a heart attack…

Preventing A Second Heart AttackIf you’ve had a heart attack, you’re at risk of another. Here’s what you can do to lower that risk. If you’ve had a heart attack, you probably have coronary artery disease. This is the buildup of fatty deposits called plaque in your blood vessels. The …

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Exercising With A Heart Condition

Exercising With A Heart Condition If you’ve recovering from a heart attack or have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease or congestive heart failure, regular exercise can be a vital part of your therapeutic program. However, this exercise should be tailored to your medical situation. In most cases, you will …

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Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)

Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) Myocardial infarction (MI) is usually caused by a blood clot that stops blood flow in a heart (coronary) artery. You should call for an ambulance immediately if you develop severe chest pain. Treatment with a ‘clot busting’ drug or an emergency procedure to restore the blood …

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Heart Failure

Heart Failure Heart failure can be caused by various heart conditions. Symptoms include fluid retention, breathlessness and tiredness. Medication can usually ease symptoms, and can often improve the outlook (prognosis).  How does the heart work?The heart has four chambers – two atria and two ventricles. The walls of the heart …

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