How Does A Heart Attack Effect The Body?

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A heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction (MI), generally occurs when there is a blockage of blood flow to the heart, resulting in the heart not recieving the oxygen and nutrients it needs.

The human heart basically is a muscle that pumps blood. It has its own blood vessels (the coronary arteries) which nourish it with oxygen and nutrients. In most cases when a heart attack occurs, fatty deposits (composed mostly of cholesterol) have lined the coronary arteries. As these deposits...

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