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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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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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How is it treated?

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How is it treated?

If you call , treatment will start in the ambulance with aspirin and other medicines. In the hospital, the doctor will work right away to return blood flow to your heart. You may get medicines to break up and prevent blood clots. You may get nitroglycerin and other medicines that make your arteries wider. This helps improve blood […]

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Here’s what you need to know if you’ve been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease

Ask your doctor to evaluate you before resuming sexual activity. If you’ve had heart failure or a heart attack, cardiac rehabilitation and regular physical activity can reduce the risk of complications related to sexual activity.

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Is the treatment for heart disease in women different than in men?

Generally, heart disease treatment in women and in men is similar. We always associate chest pain with heart attacks, and for good reason, but it’s not the whole story — especially for women. While chest pain is the most common symptom of a heart attack, women can have symptoms that aren’t related to chest pain at all. They need to […]

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