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Anatomy of a Heart Attack

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1. Plaque Builds Up


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2. Blood Clots Form


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2a. The Arteries Spasm


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3. Blood Flow Is Blocked


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4. You Start Feeling Symptoms


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5. Your Heart Releases Proteins


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6. Damage Begins to Accumulate


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7. Blood Pressure Can Plummet


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There's No Such Thing as Overreacting


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What to Expect in the ER


Matt McMillen

Matt McMillen

Matt McMillen has been a freelance health reporter since 2002. In that time he’s written about everything from acupuncture to the Zika virus. He covers breaking medical news and the latest medical studies, profiles celebrities, and crafts easy to digest overviews of medical conditions. His work has appeared, both online and in print, in The Washington Post, WebMD Magazine, Diabetes Forecast, AARP, and elsewhere.