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Other Names for Heart Attack
  • Coronary thrombosis
  • Coronary occlusion
  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Myocardial infarction or MI
  • Acute myocardial infarction or AMI

      Heart Attack
    What Is a Heart Attack?
    What Causes a Heart Attack?
    Heart Attack Risk Factors
    Signs & Symptoms
    How is a Heart Attack Diagnosed?
    How is a Heart Attack Treated?
    How Can I Prevent a Heart Attack?
    Life after a Heart Attack
    Heart Attack FAQ

    Doppler ultrasound of the heart
    Intracardiac electrophysiology
    Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
    Cardiac Biomarkers
    Myoglobin test
    Troponin Test
    Exercise stress test
    Coronary angiography
    Nuclear heart scan
    Cardiac catheterization
    Nuclear ventriculography
    Chest x-ray
    Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs -Brochure
    An easy-to-read brochure covering the actions that help in surviving a heart attack. Lists heart attack warning signs and common reasons for delay in seeking care; dispels a common misunderstanding about the "movie heart attack;" outlines the steps in making a heart attack survival plan; describes who is at risk for a heart attack and gives sources of further information.

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    Heart Attack News

    Heart Attack Warning Signs

    Heart AttackJan 12, 08

    Some heart attacks are sudden and intense — the “movie heart attack,” where no one doubts what’s happening. But most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often…

    Statewide Program Helps Improve Quality of Care For Heart Attack

    Heart AttackNov 05, 07

    Implementation of a program in North Carolina to increase the rate of coronary reperfusion (restoring blood flow to the heart muscle) for heart attack significantly improved the quality of care…

    Brief Overview of Heart Failure

    Heart AttackJul 19, 07

    Heart failure is a varied clinical syndrome with a complex pathophysiology that is still being defined.  These features have led to demanding therapeutic regimens that have made optimal management of…

    Poor memory and slow reactions linked to heart attacks

    Heart AttackNov 27, 06

    According to British research, people with a below average mental agility are prone to heart attacks.

    It seems those with slower reaction times and bad memories have a higher risk…

    A tipple a day keeps heart attacks away

    Heart AttackJul 27, 06

    Researchers say that seniors who have a drink each day may live longer and suffer fewer heart problems than teetotalers do, but they are not sure why.

    According to a…

    Vioxx user was a heart attack waiting to happen

    Heart AttackJul 12, 06

    In the on-going court battle facing drug company Merck over it’s blockbuster painkiller Vioxx, a lawyer for Merck has said one of the plaintiffs was more or less a heart…

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