Heart Disease: Causes of a Heart Attack

Arteriogram of healthy heart.
Illustration of heart attack.
A man with his hand over his heart, experiencing heart attack symptoms.
Female jogger experiencing symptoms of a heart attack.
Angiogram shows myocardial infraction.
Illustration shows plaque buildup in the artery.
A photo of an ambulance transporting someone who is experiencing a heart attack.
Doctors using a defibrillator on a man, during a heart attack.
Illustration showing a normal EKG and EKG with atrial fibrillation.
Illustration of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Heart ultrasound showing ventricular hypertrophy.
Newborn baby in incubator with a congenital heart defect.
EKG Electrode on a patient.
A man undergoes a heart stress test.
A man hooked up to a portable heart monitor.
A chest X-ray showing an enlarged left ventricle of the heart (image on the right).
Man having echocardiogram (ultrasound) test.
A colorized CT scan of the heart used to test for heart disease.
A monitor showing cardiac catheterization.
A foot with a swollen ankle, a symptom of heart disease that may resist treatment.
Pills next to a pill organize that can help treat heart disease.
An image showing angioplasty, a treatment for heart disease.
Surgeons performing heart surgery.
An overweight couple on beach, at risk for heart disease.
Healthy mature man by the pool, controlling heart disease risks.
A close-up of cigarette with burning ash, a heart disease risk factor.
A senior man lifting weights, living healthy after a heart attack.
Walking on treadmill, trying to prevent heart disease.
Heart healthy seafood fish dish.

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Reviewed by Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD on Saturday, August 06, 2016

Heart Disease: Causes of a Heart Attack

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