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What causes sudden heart attack?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Sudden blockage

Heart attack occurs when there is a mismatch between amount of oxygen the heart needs and amount it can get through the blood vessels.
A sudden blockage can occur when cholesterol deposits in the arteries break off and expose tissue that causes clots to form. That is a heart attack. The degree of damage is related to the area supplied by the occluded vessel, the specific location and duration.

In brief: Sudden blockage

Heart attack occurs when there is a mismatch between amount of oxygen the heart needs and amount it can get through the blood vessels.
A sudden blockage can occur when cholesterol deposits in the arteries break off and expose tissue that causes clots to form. That is a heart attack. The degree of damage is related to the area supplied by the occluded vessel, the specific location and duration.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Heart attack

Heart attack is typically caused by a heart blood vessel blocking off.
The usual disease causing this is called atherosclerosis and is related to blood pressure, blood fats, diabetes, smoking, lack of exercise, stress and other factors. We treat heart attack patients for life with aspirin, beta blockers, ace inhibitors and other medications sometimes. We also do procedures sometimes to open vessel.

In brief: Heart attack

Heart attack is typically caused by a heart blood vessel blocking off.
The usual disease causing this is called atherosclerosis and is related to blood pressure, blood fats, diabetes, smoking, lack of exercise, stress and other factors. We treat heart attack patients for life with aspirin, beta blockers, ace inhibitors and other medications sometimes. We also do procedures sometimes to open vessel.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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