Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

About- A heart attack also called myocardial infarction is the death of a segment of the heart muscle that occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked.
 
Symptoms-
heart attack Abdominal pain
heart attack Chest pain or discomfort
heart attack Cold sweat
heart attack Dizziness
heart attack Fatigue
heart attack Heartburn
heart attack Indigestion
heart attack Lightheadedness
heart attack Nausea
heart attack Pressure, tightness, or a squeezing or aching sensation in the chest or arms
heart attack Shortness of breath
heart attack Sweating
heart attack The sensation may spread to the neck, jaw or back
 
Causes-
This occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked mostly due to buildup of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the arteries that feed the heart. 
 
Risk factors
heart attack A history of preeclampsia
heart attack Aging
heart attack Alcoholism
heart attack Diabetes
heart attack Family history of heart attack
heart attack High cholesterol
heart attack High blood pressure
heart attack Illicit drug use
heart attack Lack of physical activity
heart attack Lupus 
heart attack Mental Stress
heart attack Metabolic syndrome
heart attack Obesity
heart attack Rheumatoid arthritis
heart attack Smoking or other forms of tobacco use

Complications
heart attack Heart arrhythmias
heart attack Aneurysm
heart attack Angina
heart attack Cardiogenic shock
heart attack Deep vein thrombosis
heart attack Edema
heart attack Heart failure
heart attack Hypoxemia
heart attack Erectile dysfunction
heart attack Loss of libido
heart attack Myocardial rupture
heart attack Pericarditis
heart attack Pulmonary edema
heart attack Ventricular aneurysm

Specialists to visit
Cardiologist Cardiologist
Cardiologist Cardiac Surgeon
Cardiologist Emergency Medicine Doctor

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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.heart.org
https://www.heartfoundation.org.au
https://my.clevelandclinic.org

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