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A heart attack is a layperson's term for a sudden blockage of a coronary artery. This photo essay includes graphics, pictures, and illustrations of diseased heart tissue and the mechanisms that lead to coronary artery disease, and possible heart attack. A coronary artery occlusion may be fatal, but most patients survive it. Death can occur when the occlusion leads to an abnormal heartbeat (severe arrhythmia) or death of heart muscle (extensive myocardial infarction).

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Terms related to Heart Attack Pathology: Photo Essay:

  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Occlusion
  • Hardening of the Arteries
  • MI