Heart Attack

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a heart attack?
  2. What causes a heart attack?
  3. What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
  4. What should I do if I think I or someone else is having a heart attack?
  5. Do I have to have all the heart attack symptoms before calling 9-1-1?
  6. How common is a heart attack?
  7. Who is at greatest risk of a heart attack?
  8. What can I do to lower my risk for a heart attack?
  9. What tests are used to diagnose a heart attack?
  10. How is a heart attack treated?
  11. What is angina and how is it different from a heart attack?
  12. What medicines are used to treat people who have had or are having a heart attack?
  13. Does having a heart attack mean I can't do all the things I enjoy doing?
  14. Should my family be especially concerned about me if I have a heart attack?
  15. If I've had a heart attack, how can I manage my concerns about my health?
  16. When I leave the hospital after a heart attack, will I need to do any follow-up?
  17. Should I be concerned if I start feeling chest pain again after a heart attack?
  18. What are the resources for finding out more about heart attack?

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