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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Heart Attacks BLOODCLOTS, BY AND CAUSED THEN, the plaque will breakand a blood clot willform around the plaque;this clot blocks blood flowand the heart muscle becomes starved for oxygen and nutrients ATHEROSCLEROSIS coronary arteries that supply the heart with blood flow can slowly narrow from a buildup of fat, cholesterol, or other substances, togethercalled plaque About every 34 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack. So, about every four minutes, seven people will endure something that can be helped. A heart attack occurs when the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen. WHAT IS A HEART ATTACK? NEXT, part of the heart becomesdamaged or dead as a result of the ischemia, which is the heart's deprivation of oxygen and nutrients DO NOT WAIT TO CALL FOR HELP Warning Signs SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS LACK OFOXYGEN PLAQUEBUILDUP, this is called a heart attackor an MI this is called a heart attack or an MI (myocardial infarction) -Chest discomfort -lasts more than a few minutes or goes awayand comes back-can feel like an uncomfortable pressure,squeezing, fullness or pain -Discomfort in other areas -pain or discomfort in: *arms *back *neck *jaw *stomach -Shortness of breath -Cold sweat -Nausea -Lightheadedness 9-1-1 Symptoms if ordinary physical activity causes -Undue fatigue -Palpitations (sensation heart is skipping beats or is too fast) -Dyspnea (labored breathing) -Chest pain (angina pectoris, unstable angina)
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