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.
Sex declared safe for heart patients

Sex declared safe for heart patients

Increasing health problems from caffeinated energy drinks

Increasing health problems from caffeinated energy drinks

Regular aspirin may not be good for all: Study

Regular aspirin may not be good for all: Study

Statins may raise type 2 diabetes risk

Statins may raise type 2 diabetes risk

Grief and heart attacks linked: Study

Grief and heart attacks linked: Study

Re-admission rates high among U.S. heart attack patients: Study

Re-admission rates high among U.S. heart attack patients: Study

Weight loss surgery cuts risk of heart attacks, strokes: Study

Weight loss surgery cuts risk of heart attacks, strokes: Study

Attention deficit drugs safe for adult hearts as well

Attention deficit drugs safe for adult hearts as well

Stem cells for the damaged heart

Stem cells for the damaged heart

New discovery of adult stem cells gives fresh possibilities for heart regeneration

New discovery of adult stem cells gives fresh possibilities for heart regeneration

Pfizer backs its highest grosser Lipitor

Pfizer backs its highest grosser Lipitor

Women much more likely to suffer from “broken heart syndrome”

Women much more likely to suffer from “broken heart syndrome”

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) shows success as blood thinner in acute coronary syndrome

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) shows success as blood thinner in acute coronary syndrome

Merck’s cholesterol lowering drug gets FDA panel’s vote

Merck’s cholesterol lowering drug gets FDA panel’s vote

ADHD drugs don’t raise risk for heart attacks or stroke: Study

ADHD drugs don’t raise risk for heart attacks or stroke: Study

Super broccoli on the shelves to protect from heart disease

Super broccoli on the shelves to protect from heart disease

Americans on a sodium high: CDC report

Americans on a sodium high: CDC report

An encouraging decline in heart failure admission numbers: Study

An encouraging decline in heart failure admission numbers: Study

Raw fruits and veggies may offset genetic risk for heart disease: Study

Raw fruits and veggies may offset genetic risk for heart disease: Study

Over 13,000 youth to receive cardiac screenings in Oct.

Over 13,000 youth to receive cardiac screenings in Oct.