Heart Attack

Every 33 seconds, someone dies from heart and blood vessel diseases, India's number one killer. Since most of those deaths are from heart attack - it's important to learn all you can about heart attack. Don't ignore heart problems. It's a matter of life and death! For example, you should know the warning signs so you can get help right away, either for yourself or someone close to you. Acting quickly can save many, many lives! Get help fast if you feel any of these signs:

What causes heart attack?

Another name for a heart attack is myocardial infarction) - "M.I." for short. It occurs when the blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked (often by a blood clot). This happens because coronary arteries that supply the heart with blood slowly become clogged from a buildup of cells, fat and cholesterol called plaque Blood that tries to flow through these clogged arteries can form a clot. If this clot cuts off the blood flow completely, the part of the heart muscle supplied by that artery begins to die.

How can I recover?

How can I avoid a heart attack?

Even if you have heart disease, there's a lot you can do to improve the health of your heart. Making changes can prevent a heart attack. Ask your doctor or nurse for help and information about how to change.

You can help prevent a heart attack! You must control your blood pressure, stop smoking, eat a healthful diet, exercise and know the warning signs!

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