Heart Attack

A heart attack (myocardial infarction or ‘MI’) is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot. In the event of an emergency, dial 112, 911, or in countries where these don’t work, look up the correct emergency phone numbers for ambulance, the fire service or the police in Rescue International’s full list covering all 200 countries. Call for an ambulance if you suspect you or someone you know is having a heart attack. Every minute counts until you can get to a hospital where the clot can either be removed or dissolved.

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Symptoms of a heart attack

Treating heart attacks

Causes of a heart attack

Recovering from a heart attack

Complications of a heart attack

Preventing a heart attack


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