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  • Heart Attacks : A Heart Attack

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    Heart attacks can be scary no matter who you are or what you have experienced. To think that a heart attack could happen to you or someone you love can be terrifying. As you age the risk of you have a heart attack becomes higher and higher. When someone has a heart attack their blood that produces the oxygen for your heart can not get to your heart because it becomes blocked. Therefore, your heart cannot get the oxygen that it needs to survive. This is a scary thought because if the blood can not

  • The Heart Of Heart Attack

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    The heart is the most essential biological structure in the body system; nobody can live without the heart. The major role of the heart is to pump blood throughout all the organs in the body; blood transported by the heart carries oxygen and nutrients around the body and removes all the dangerous wastes. We need oxygen to breath and nutrient to maintain our health. All muscles in the heart need oxygen to function properly. When there is a restriction of blood flow to the heart, the coronary arteries

  • Heart Attack Paper

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    HEART ATTACKS Each Year 1.1 Million people in the United States have heart attacks and almost half of them die. It may be surprising that while many women believe breast cancer is most threatening to them, it is a fact that they are eight times more likely to die of a heart attack. Coronary Artery Disease which often leads to a heart attack is by far the leading cause of death of both men and women. WHAT IS A HEART ATTACK? Other Names for a heart attack include the name Myocardial Infarction

  • Essay Heart Attacks

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    Heart Attacks Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States. Everyday approximately 1,500 people die from heart attacks. Thousands more suffer crippling effects of some form, and remain disabled for the rest of their lives. A simple definition of a heart attack is a sudden failure of the heart resulting from an occlusion or obstruction of a coronary artery. Basically, this means the heart is no longer receiving the blood supply it needs to function properly. A person

  • Heart Attack : An American Heart Association Volunteer

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    at highest risk of having heart attack due to her personal and medical backgrounds. She is 46 year old, African woman which according to study published in New England Journal in 2009, Africans have much higher incidence of heart failure than any other races , and before age 50 heart failure rate is 20 times higher. She has a strong family history of cardiovascular disease. She lost her father and grandfather from heart attack that increases her risk of developing heart disease. Her obesity, smoking

  • Myocardial Infraction : A Heart Attack

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    about 7.9 million Americans are alive that have had a heart attack also known as myocardial infraction (“Heart Disease”). 15% of people that have a heart attack will die from it (Krucik). Many people have heard of a heart attack, but many may not know what it is. A heart attack is “When the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, most often by a buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances, which form a plaque in the arteries that feed the heart such as a coronary arteries. The interrupted blood

  • Heart Attack : Myocardial Infarction

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    this disease, and define each of the terms. “Heart Attack: Myocardial Infarction “ 1. Coronary thrombosis - is when a clot forms inside one of the arteries in the heart. This clot will block blood flow resulting in a heart attack. 2. Coronary occlusion- is an obstruction of a coronary artery which blocks blood flow.  3. STEMI heart attack- is the same as a coronary occlusion except the coronary artery is completely blocked. 4. NSTEMI heart attack- is found through a test to see if there is a

  • Risk Factors for a Heart Attack

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    Introduction Heart attack is one of the main causes that lead to death in many countries. It is a serious medical emergency occurs when there is a block in the blood supply to the heart. Therefore, the blood movements of the heart decrease or stop and the heart begin to die. There are many factors that lead to heart attack but we can minimize this chance by different ways. About Heart The heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood around the body. Causes of heart attack One of the most frequent

  • Myocardial Infarction ( Heart Attack )

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    Assignment 2 Kartisha Brown South University Online Human Pathophysiology Instructor: Dr. Weintraub 5/12/2016 Myocardial infarction (heart attack) summary Myocardial infarction occurs when one of the coronary arteries become blocked, and can no longer carry oxygenated blood to the heart muscle. If the heart muscle does not receive oxygenated blood, the heart tissue begins to die. 42% of all deaths from cardiovascular disease is caused by myocardial infarction. Sometimes there is no symptoms,

  • Heartburn Vs Heart Attack

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    Difference Between Heartburn and a Heart Attack Are you confused between heartburn and heart attack? You want to know the exact symptoms that will define what are heartburn and a heart attack. Then in this article, we are going to discuss the symptoms that clearly defines what heartburn is and what a heart attack is. You have chosen the right article to get the right information. So do not waste any more time and get on with reading your article. let's begin. Heartburn Let us first discuss the