Commonly called heart attack, this condition is also known by other terms like myocardial infarction , acute myocardial infarction, coronary thrombosis, and coronary occlusion.
A heart attack is the death of the heart muscle due to loss of blood supply caused due to blockage in one or more of the coronary arteries.
Heart attacks can be life-threatening, therefore, it is important to be aware of warning signs. Most people who die of a heart attack, die within the first hour after the onset of the symptoms.
Hence, It is important to identify the symptoms of a heart attack and seek immediate medical attention to lessen the amount of damage to the heart and prevent death.
Measures like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and thrombolytic drugs (clot buster) when given early during the onset of the heart attack can help save the patient’s life.