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A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a section of heart muscle becomes blocked. If the flow of blood isn’t restored quickly, the section of heart muscle becomes damaged from lack of oxygen and begins to die.
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Heart attacks occur most often as a result of a condition called coronary artery disease (CAD). In CAD, a fatty material called plaque (plak) builds up over many years on the inside walls of the coronary arteries (the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to your heart). Eventually, an area of plaque can rupture, causing a blood clot to form on the surface of the plaque. If the clot becomes large enough, it can mostly or completely block the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the part of the heart muscle fed by the artery.
Do any of you take vitamin supplements an if so which ones. I take a regular daily vitamin and if I skip it for a day or two I notice a drop in energy. I have read about co Q10, and vit C and others being helpful. Can they cause any harm? Do you become dependent on them? I am on 2 statins, and 2BP meds, and a blood thinner. I am learning to eat a new diet and I wonder if vitamins and other supplements would help me feel better and help me recover faster!!? I am getting impatient to feel better.…Continue
Started by BAr. Last reply by JRU Sep 30, 2012.
hi. My husband, 61, had a heart attack in November, 2011. His LAD was blocked, and they put in a stent, which cleared the blockage 100%. However, it took almost 3 hours from heart attack to stent. He is left with a percentage of tissue death that we were hoping would come back (partially stunned.) As of the latest echo, they said that the heart remains insignificantly changed. His ejection fraction before heart attack was 69%. After it was 40%, and now it is 54%. My husband is average weight,…Continue
Started by Priya. Last reply by JRU Sep 30, 2012.
I am 34 and my whole world is turned upside down. The doctors tell me I still have blockages of 60%, 50%, and 40% but they think the pills they have me on will take care of it in time. I am stressed and scared... and my esteem for myself is at an all time low. Continue
Started by Mons. Last reply by Me Sep 30, 2012.
I'm going through a lot of anxiety after the HA. Went to the doctor a week after the HA and 3 hours later was back in the hospital for the insertion of my 3rd stent. Now every time I get a slight twinge, my head immediately says "Uh Oh...here's another one". I'm constantly on edge. How have others dealt with this feeling?I asked my cardiologist what's the diff between angina and heart attack and he replied "it depends". Kinda pissed me off at first as it seemed a flip answer, but then realized…Continue
Started by Afi. Last reply by JRU Sep 30, 2012.
Started by Indian Patient Foundation Team Jun 28, 2008.
Your grandmother, father, and cousin may have heart disease, but even with a strongly inherited predisposition to the condition you can cut your risks dramatically by pursuing a heart healthy lifestyle -- and it's easier than you think.Over 800,000 Americans died from heart attacks and other cardiac illnesses lasts year, but most of those deaths -- four out of five -- were preventable. With a few key tips from a world-renowned heart expert you can be on your way to building a healthy heart that…Continue
Started by Indian Patient Foundation Team May 21, 2008.
Certain risk factors make it more likely that you will develop coronary artery disease (CAD) and have a heart attack. Some risk factors for heart attack can be controlled, while others can't.Major risk factors for heart attack that you can control include:* Smoking* High blood pressure* High blood cholesterol* Overweight and obesity* Physical inactivity* Diabetes (high blood sugar)Risk factors that you can't change include:* Age. Risk increases for men older than 45 years and for women older…Continue
Started by Krishna Mar 30, 2008.