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A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked for a long enough time that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies. Your doctor calls this a myocardial infarction. Angioplasty is often the first choice of treatment. It should be done within 90 minutes after you get to the hospital, and no later than 12 hours after a heart attack. Any comments?

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  1. Loreen says:

    Jan 30, 2009 A 79-year-old North Carolina woman dies after a heart attack brought on by There is almost no other organ that would fail so fast as to cause sudden death. Kidney failure, liver failure, those things don’t kill you suddenly.

  2. Alesha says:

    You can also die from overexertion in exercise, although dying from either is unlikely unless you have a preexisting heart condition. When youre exercising and you arent feeling dizzy or sick your heart rate is probably not too fast, just faster. In both cases, fear and exercise, the bodys natural and healthy response is to increase heart rate in order to get more oxygen to your muscles so that you can use them better. You can go to http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/target-heart-rate/sm00083 for a quick way to check your estimated target heart rate for when you exercise. However this is just a ball park range and it is not necessarily bad if you go slightly over this, but as always it is a good idea to talk to your doctor about exercising. For someone that is 20, it is 140 to 170 beats per minute– thats pretty fast if you ask me!

  3. Vena says:

    George Steinbrenner dies of a heart attack at 80?

  4. Kandice says:

    Giacomo Puccini died of a heart attack during radiotherapy for carcinoma of the larynx. Rosario Marchese-Ragona More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_Did_puccini_die_was_it_cancer_or_a_heart_attack

  5. Lekisha says:

    How quickly can a heart attack kill you? What does the quote the Japanese are a disease of the skin but the What does a heart attack effeckts in your heart

  6. Melany says:

    Smoking can cause a heart attack by increasing buildup of plaque of the fibril fatty bulging of the walls of the artery, and by increasing the likelihood of a clot in How Does Smoking Make You Age Faster? How Does Heart Disease Kill You? Detail:http://www.ehow.com/video_4784683_smoking-cause-heart-attack_.html

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