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What is a heart attack?

A heart attack is caused by a sudden stoppage of blood flow to your heart muscle. If the blood flow is not quickly restored, the heart can be permanently damaged. It needs prompt medical attention, otherwise it can cause chronic health issues or potentially death.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 17 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Category: Hypertension


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