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What is a heart attack?

Your heart receives blood flow through the coronary arteries. Without blood flow, your heart muscle can be damaged, and cells can die, just as if you cut off blood flow to your leg or a finger. When a coronary artery becomes blocked, this causes what is commonly called a heart attack – also termed a myocardial infarction (MI).

What causes blockage?

What are the best treatments for a heart attack?

Can a heart attack fix itself?

How can you prevent a heart attack?

Is a heart attack the same as cardiac arrest?

* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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