welcome to disease section for myocardial infarction (heart attack) 

Chronic complications of diabetes
Chronic complications of diabetes

Having diabetes means that you are more likely to get heart problems and are at increased risk of a heart attack or a stroke. If you have diabetes, you can protect your heart and brain and overall health by managing your blood glucose/blood sugar.

Cholesterol Levels
Cholesterol Levels

If your cholesterol levels are very high, then you are at risk of developing various circulartory disorders such as heart attack, stroke and artherosclerosis.

Signs and symptoms of heart attack
Signs and symptoms of heart attack

A silent heart attack is one in which there are no symptoms. Early warning signs of a heart attack are fatigue, nausea, jaw pain, sharp pain in chest, and headache.

Heart attack pain locations in men and women
Heart attack pain locations in men and women

Most people think chest pain is a symptom of heart attack. In recent decades, however, we have learned that heart attack symptoms aren't always so obvious. Symptoms may show up in different ways and can depend on a number of factors in different persons and can affect different bodily locations.

Warning signs of heart attack - image
Warning signs of heart attack - image

These are some common warning signs of a heart attack (myocardial infarction) that should not be ignored.

Heart attack risk factors
Heart attack risk factors

These are some common risk factors for a heart attack. Genetics play an important role in defining the risk of a person for getting a heart attack.

Heart attack causes
Heart attack causes

Atherosclerotic plaque buildup in a coronary artery is a major reason for a heart attack.

Heart attack symptoms and first aid
Heart attack symptoms and first aid

You need specialised treatment as quickly as possible in order to save your heart muscle if you have a heart attack. If you are alone when a heart attack occurs, stop whatever you're doing and go to a safe place, take rest and call for emergency medical help.

Warning signs of heart attack in different regions of the body
Warning signs of heart attack in different regions of the body

A heart attack not only causes a chest pain, but can also severely affect other organs which can show their own symptoms of the disease.

An illustration of heart attack with blood clot and damaged heart muscle
An illustration of heart attack with blood clot and damaged heart

If blood flow is not restored to your heart muscle within 20-40 minutes, irreversible death of the heart muscle will start to occur. Heart muscle will continue to die for about 5-8 hours. This can cause disability or death depending on how much the heart muscle is damaged.

How to prevent a heart attack?
How to prevent a heart attack?

These are some easy heart attack and atherosclerosis prevention tips. Healthy lifestyle habits is key for heart health.

Emergency procedures and first aid for cardiac arrest (heart attack)
Emergency procedures and first aid for cardiac arrest (heart attack)

The image shows educative cardiac arrest assistance program and emergency first aid resuscitation procedures.

Heart diseases
Heart diseases

Heart disease is a term that covers a range of disorders that affect the heart. Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease.

Heart attack image
Heart attack image

A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, generally by a build-up of fat, cholesterol and other substances, which form a plaque in the arteries (a disease called coronary artery disease).