Heart Attacks

A heart attack or myocardial infarction happens when your heart muscle does not get enough blood/oxygen. This causes the heart muscle damage that can lead to death. Over time, your coronary arteries which supply blood to your heart muscle can become clogged.

The major risk factors for heart attacks are:

1.      High Blood Pressure

2.      High Cholesterol

3.      Diabetes

4.      Obesity

5.      Smoking

6.      Strong family history

Severe chest pain, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, palpitations, jaw or arm pain should prompt you to call 911. It is important that care is not delayed in the event of a heart attack. Interventional Cardiologist can restore blood flow if one of your coronary arteries is clogged and prevent permanent damage to your heart and even prevent death. However, they usually only have about 1.5 hours from the onset of symptoms to be able to help you. Seek medical care immediately if you have chest pain.