1. What Is a Heart Attack?
Let’s go on a trip down biology class. One basic thing our heart muscle needs to survive is oxygen. A heart attack occurs, when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle, is severely reduced or cut off completely.
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But what causes this build up? Your soda drinks, take-out food and evening oily samosas are to blame. Couple that with zero to little physical exercise and you’ve got the perfect recipe for heart disease.
When the heart muscle is starved of oxygen and nutrients, it is called ischemia. When damage or death of part of the heart muscle occurs as a result of ischemia, it is called a heart attack.