A heart attack is a serious condition in which someone's heart suddenly stops working, causing them good pain. It is the most widely seen heart disease and occurs when blood flow to the heart and part of it is blocked, often by a blood clot, which is a thick mass almost solid form when dried blood .
This usually caused by arteriosclerosis is a disease in which the arteries become hard, stopping blood from flowing through them smoothly. Sometimes, the clot is called coronary thrombosis or coronary occlusion, as is often caused by the rupture or breakage of the plate in an artery.
muscle cells damaged and die if the blood supply is interrupted for a long time, leading to disability or death, depending on the extent of damage to the muscle.
A heart attack is also known as myocardial infarction, which may also occur when a coronary artery temporarily contracts or goes into spasm, reducing or cutting the blood flowing to the heart.
A heart attack is on or about half of all deaths of coronary heart disease and can be caused almost all types of heart disease.
There are three main symptoms to know when a heart attack occurs. One is pressure or pain in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes or goes and comes back. A second symptom is when the pain spreads to the shoulders, neck or arms. A third symptom consists of a chest discomfort, dizziness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath.
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