Category : Acute coronary syndrome

What to do: Heart Attack

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Even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, call your emergency response number. Every minute matters! It’s best to call EMS to get to the emergency room right away. Emergency medical services staff can begin treatment when they arrive — up to an hour sooner than if someone gets to the hospital by car. EMS […]

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What is the link?

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A heart attack is a frightening experience. If you have had a heart attack, or are close with someone who has, you are not alone: tens of thousands of people survived. As you work toward recovery, please use the following questions and answers to better understand what has happened to you and how you can […]

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Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How Are They Different?

A heart attack occurs when a blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery begins to die. The longer a person goes without treatment, the greater the damage. Symptoms of a heart attack may […]

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About Heart Attacks

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About Heart Attacks

A heart attack is a frightening experience. If you have had a heart attack, or are close with someone who has, you are not alone: tens of thousands of people survived. As you work toward recovery, please use the following questions and answers to better understand what has happened to you and how you can […]

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Can acute coronary syndrome be prevented?

A heart-healthy lifestyle can help prevent heart disease, which can lead to acute coronary syndrome. If you already have heart disease, a heart-healthy lifestyle along with medicine can help prevent a heart attack.

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