What is a Heart Attack?

by Kevin on January 30, 2009

The term "heart attack" is one that we are all familiar with, but do you know what it means? A heart attack occurs when blood cannot reach the heart due to a blockage. The human heart operates like the other organs, in that it cannot function properly blood flow is impeded. Most people who suffer a heart attack have a buildup of plaque, which is a fatty substance, in their arteries. A blood clot can break away and block off the already-narrow arteries leading to the heart, with sometimes fatal results for the victim. We plan to discuss heart attacks at greater length in a future blog post.

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