Heart Attack Overview

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Non-ST Segment Myocardial Infarction Overview

NSTEMI is considered a mild heart attack in that it is caused by the partial blockage of a major coronary artery or a blockage of a minor artery. Non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction...

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Heart Attack Risks in Young People

Learn about the silent factors that can increase the odds of a heart attack in young people and how heart attacks can be prevented. Although the risk of heart attack (myocardial infarction, or MI) in young people is relatively low, between 4% and...

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ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Learn about ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a classic heart attack caused by the obstruction of blood to the heart. ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is the term cardiologists use to describe a classic heart...

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Heart Attack

A heart attack is when part of the heart dies from lack of oxygen caused by a blockage of blood flow. Reviewed by a board-certified cardiologist.

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Can You Exercise Too Much After a Heart Attack?

Exercise after a heart attack is very important to long-term survival, but can you do too much exercise? Medical science has long recognized that remaining sedentary after an ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) (heart...

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Non-ST Segment Myocardial Infarction Overview

NSTEMI is considered a mild heart attack in that it is caused by the partial blockage of a major coronary artery or a blockage of a minor artery. Non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction...

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How to Prevent Another Heart Attack

After you have had a heart attack, it is critically important that you and your doctor take the steps necessary to prevent another one. If you have had a heart attack (also called a myocardial infarction, or MI), you likely have coronary...

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How a Heart Attack Is Diagnosed

A heart attack may occur with overt or subtle symptoms and require cardiac blood tests, electrocardiogram, and imaging studies to confirm the diagnosis. Learn more. A heart attack, referred to medically as myocardial infarction, occurs when the...

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Differences Between a Heart Attack and Stroke

Is it a brain attack or AMI? One is in the brain and the other is in the heart. Learn the difference and types of heart attacks and strokes. When you are learning about CPR and first aid, it is important to know the differences between heart...

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