›› Heart Attacks

A heart attack is´┐Żaloss of blood flow to the muscle of the heart, often caused by atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. If it is prolonged, a heart attack may cause permanent loss of heart muscle.

Symptoms

Immediate Treatment

Emergency services may recommend the patient to take nitroglycerin tablets or patches, in case these are available, particularly if they had prior heart attacks or angina.