Factors That Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

Factors That Increase  the Risk of Heart Attack

Heart attack also known as myocardial infarction is a critical health condition that results from the blockage of the heart’s coronary arteries. The blockage of blood vessels can occur in any part of the body. It, however, becomes critical if it affects a major body organ. The blockage can be due to blood clots and other deposits that such as cholesterol/plague.

Such a blockage limits the flow of blood to the heart muscles resulting in death of tissues. There are three types of heart attack: non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and coronary spasm, or unstable angina. STEMI and NSTEMI are major heart attacks.

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Ten Important Things You Can Do to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Heart disease is a significant cause of death across the world. Heart disease is a combination of different health conditions that affect the heart, including arrhythmias/heart rhythm problems, coronary artery disease, and other blood vessel diseases. Cardiovascular disease (atherosclerotic disease) is also another heart condition that involves blocked and narrowed blood vessels, leading to a heart attack.

Heart problems are most often linked to lifestyle. There are certain things we can do to promote heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease.

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