What is a Heart Attack?
A heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction, occurs when the blood flow to your heart is blocked for too long. Without sufficient blood supply, your heart muscles are deprived of oxygen and nutrients. As a result, the tissues begin to die. Although quick treatment can limit the damage and improve your recovery, once part of the heart muscle dies, the damage is permanent.
The American Heart Association reports that someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds. The cardiologists at Advanced Heart and Vein Center have extensive experience helping patients prevent heart attacks and providing exceptional, life-saving treatment should one occur.
When you develop chest pain or shortness of breath, schedule an appointment.