Heart Attacks: How do they happen? (Risk Factors (Smoking, Being Stressed,…
Heart Attacks: How do they happen?
Being Overweight or Obese
Diet High in Saturated Fats
Diet High in Sugar
Lack of Exercise
A Stent to keep the artery open
Angioplasty to open the artery
Nitroglycerin - Opens the arteries
Aspirin - Thins the blood
A person with Diabetes may not display any symptoms
Weakness & Tiredness
Shortness of breath
Pain in the left arm, jaw, back or abdomen
When the cells in the heart do not get oxygen, they can die in a very short space of time. This can cause death very soon after a heart attack if treatment is not got.
This becomes more dangerous if a plaque ruptures, a blood clot will form around it in a matter of minutes. This means the artery becomes completely blocked, causing a heart attack.
The more the plaques the coronary arteries grow, it becomes more difficult for this blood to reach the heart.
Coronary Arteries supply oxygenated blood to the heart. If they become blocked, oxygenated blood can no longer get to the heart.
Plaque, made from a build up of cholesterol in the blood build up on the walls of the coronary arteries.
The heart needs oxygen to work and support
blood flow to the body