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Heart Attack (myocardial infarction)

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Over time, the survival rates for a heart attack have improved as new treatments have been developed. However, the most important factor in surviving a heart attack is to seek immediate treatment. Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute physicians use the latest procedures to treat heart attack. If you experience symptoms that may be a heart attack, call 9-1-1 right away.

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A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is usually the result of a coronary artery being blocked by a blood clot. Because of this blockage, blood flow to the heart stops and the organ’s source of oxygen and blood is cut off. During a heart attack, the heart muscle can die if the flow of blood is not restored within 40 to 60 minutes. If the heart muscle dies, acute and chronic heart failure or death can occur.

Treatments and Florida Hospital Heart Attack Surgery

Treatment of a heart attack often begins in the emergency room and can range from stenting to bypass surgery. Learn more about heart attacks here:

  • Causes of a heart attack
  • Symptoms of a heart attack
  • Survivability of a heart attack
  • Screening for a heart attack
  • Statistics on heart attacks
  • Conditions related to a heart attack
  • Treating heart attacks
  • Preventing heart attacks

 

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