Heart attacks By meriam alsayed

What is a heart Attack?

A heart attack is a blockage of blood flow to the heart muscle usually caused by blocked arteries with a buildup from cholesterol.

What does it do to the body?

With damage from the heart muscle from the blocked arteries, the heart muscle begins to die and scar tissue forms instead. With further damage, a heartattack can lead to heart failure which may lead to death.

How do you prevent this from happenIng?

To prevent a heart attack you may want to take it easy with fatty foods, ban smoking, annually check blood pressure and sugar level, and lower your cholesterol level.


A heart attack can be treated with medication or surgery. In slight conditions, medication may be the right path, however in extreme situations a coronary artery bypass surgery is necessary. This used to be treated by using a stent; a tube like support put inside a blood vessel or artery, but as time grew, we have the option of surgery.

Who does this effect?

You may ask, who do heart attacks effect most? As shown in the chart a heart attack most commonly effects ages 60 and older. This graph shows us that usually in most cases heart attacks have a stronger result on ages 60+

What eLse can we know abOut heart attacks?

Heart attacks are common depending on age, diet, weight, and cholesterol levels. A heart attack can also be called myocardial infarction (MI). After a heart attack arteries became narrow and blood cannot flow as well. Heart pumping lessens after the heartattack.


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"Heart Attack." Mayo Clinic. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Apr. 2017.

"Heart Disease Statistics." Global. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Apr. 2017.


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