These are two of the scariest words in the English language. Having a heart attack, called an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), is indeed scary. But more and more people are surviving heart attacks these days.
Thanks to modern technology, treatment advances and evidence-based medicine, many of the millions of Americans who suffer heart attacks live to tell their story. Many go on to lead normal lives.
Here you will learn about different types of heart attacks, their symptoms and how you can help in an emergency. You will also learn the difference between heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction of the heart.
You’ll also find that if you or someone you love has suffered a heart attack, you’re not alone. Visit our blog for helpful insights and stories from others living with heart and vascular disease.
What is a Heart Attack?
Understanding your risk
What is sudden cardiac arrest?
Learn CPR, Save a life
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