Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) News and Research

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A Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) 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.

Heart attack is a leading killer of both men and women in the United States. But fortunately, today there are excellent treatments for heart attack that can save lives and prevent disabilities. Treatment is most effective when started within 1 hour of the beginning of symptoms. 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.
Obesity drugs need more heart safety scrutiny: FDA panel

Obesity drugs need more heart safety scrutiny: FDA panel

Two drinks a day after first heart attack may reduce death risk among men: Study

Two drinks a day after first heart attack may reduce death risk among men: Study

Heart attack could be treated best with cheap mix of three injections: Study

Heart attack could be treated best with cheap mix of three injections: Study

Aspirin lowers risk for cancers: Meta analysis

Aspirin lowers risk for cancers: Meta analysis

Chocolate for weight loss: Study

Chocolate for weight loss: Study

Pregnancy raises risk of heart attacks

Pregnancy raises risk of heart attacks

Dick Cheney’s heart transplant success at 71

Dick Cheney’s heart transplant success at 71

Heart attack may soon be predicted by a simple blood test

Heart attack may soon be predicted by a simple blood test

Ivabradine could save thousands of heart failure patients

Ivabradine could save thousands of heart failure patients

Merck fails to get FDA nod for new cholesterol lowering combo pill

Merck fails to get FDA nod for new cholesterol lowering combo pill

FDA takes more time to decide on the fate of BMS & Pfizer’s joint venture anticlotting drug Eliquis

FDA takes more time to decide on the fate of BMS & Pfizer’s joint venture anticlotting drug Eliquis

Sleep improves with age dispelling age old myth

Sleep improves with age dispelling age old myth

Statins remain important for people at high risk of heart attack or stroke

Statins remain important for people at high risk of heart attack or stroke

Stents not more beneficial than medications in stable coronary artery disease: Study

Stents not more beneficial than medications in stable coronary artery disease: Study

Circadian rhythm can influence a heart attack

Circadian rhythm can influence a heart attack

Silent & atypical heart attacks more dangerous & fatal in young women

Silent & atypical heart attacks more dangerous & fatal in young women

Large number of Australians with high blood pressure and heart disease risk

Large number of Australians with high blood pressure and heart disease risk

Heart attack scars mended using stem cells

Heart attack scars mended using stem cells

Top-line results from Merck's vorapaxar clinical study on thrombosis

Top-line results from Merck's vorapaxar clinical study on thrombosis

Olive and sunflower oil fried food not bad for heart: Study

Olive and sunflower oil fried food not bad for heart: Study