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The anatomy of a heart attack

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What is a heart attack?

A heart attack (myocardial infarction or “MI” in medical terms) is the worst event of coronary artery disease.

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 What causes a heart attack?

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What causes a heart attack?

In the majority of cases, a heart attack is due to atherosclerosis of coronary arteries.

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These 4 Things Happen Right Before A Heart Attack

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Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

Why is high blood pressure the major coronary risk factor?

What is cholesterol? What is “bad” (LDL) versus “good” (HDL) cholesterol?

How is diabetes harmful?

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What are the most common known coronary risk factors?

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When you have one or more coronary risk factors, you should try very hard to control or even eliminate these factors because their cumulative effects speed up the atherosclerotic process, leading to a heart attack even among young people.

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Atherosclerosis

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What is atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis (what is commonly called hardening of the arteries) is the deposit of fat and cholesterol plaques in the arteries.

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Heart Disease Risk Factors

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Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

Why is high blood pressure the major coronary risk factor?

What is cholesterol? What is “bad” (LDL) versus “good” (HDL) cholesterol?

How is diabetes harmful?

RISK FACTORS

What are the most common known coronary risk factors?

Patient comment:

When you have one or more coronary risk factors, you should try very hard to control or even eliminate these factors because their cumulative effects speed up the atherosclerotic process, leading to a heart attack even among young people.

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