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Heart Attack

Condition of the heart where there is a lack of blood supply to part of the heart which may result in death

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Oct 11, 2009
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Extremely dangerous! Have had a client (40+) died while coaching kids football in NZ & a colleague hospitalised & operated on due to this!
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Quick Tip by . October 11, 2009
Probably what every man over 50 fears the most. If fatal no time to say goodbye or get affairs in order.
Quick Tip by . October 11, 2009
Heart attact- often fatal, indeed. My grandfather and uncles died of Coronary Thrombosis. Eating right helps, but it's often genetic.
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Heart Attack ( Myocardial infarction (MI) or acute myocardial infarction (AMI)) is the interruption of blood supply to part of the heart, causing some heart cells to die. This is most commonly due to occlusion (blockage) of a coronary artery following the rupture of a vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque, which is an unstable collection of lipids (like cholesterol) and white blood cells (especially macrophages) in the wall of an artery. The resulting ischemia (restriction in blood supply) and oxygen shortage, if left untreated for a sufficient period of time, can cause damage or death (infarction) of heart muscle tissue (myocardium).

Classical symptoms of acute myocardial infarction include sudden chest pain (typically radiating to the left arm or left side of the neck),shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, sweating, and anxiety (often described as a sense of impending doom). Women may experience fewer typical symptoms than men, most commonly shortness of breath, weakness, a feeling of indigestion, and fatigue. Approximately one quarter of all myocardial infarctions are silent, without chest pain or other symptoms. A heart attack is a medical emergency, and people experiencing chest pain are advised to alert their emergency medical services because prompt protection with an external defibrillator ...

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