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Heart Attack

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Incarnation Catholic

on 27 March 2015

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Transcript of Heart Attack

What is a heart attack?
symptoms
Although chest pain or pressure is the most common symptom of a heart attack, heart attack victims may experience a diversity of symptoms that include

squeezing sensation of the chest
jaw pain
toothache
headache

treatment


Oxygen therapy
Aspirin to thin your blood and prevent further blood clotting
Treatment for chest pain
Heart Attack
people that are effected.
what causes heart attack?
A heart attack happens if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can't get oxygen.
prevention
heart failure is the same as heart attack but in a more scientific name. There is also..

other names

Sudden cardiac arrest
Arrhythmia
a heart attack is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Arrhythmia are not regular heartbeats. Ventricular fibrillation is a life-threatening arrhythmia that can cause death if not treated right away.
is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S. Each year, about 1.1 million Americans suffer a heart attack, and 460,000 of these are fatal. Most of the deaths from heart attacks
You can do...
exercise, such as swimming, running
have a healthy diet
take drugs recommended by the doctor
success rate
Americans aged 65 and older are becoming more likely to survive the first month after hospitalization for a heart attack.
credits
http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20090818/heart-attack-survival-rates-rise
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/heartattack/treatment
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