A heart attack occurs when blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off completely. This happens because arteries that supply the heart with blood can slowly become thicker and harder from a buildup of fat, cholesterol and plaque. With no oxygen, the heart muscle supplied by the artery begins to die.
If you or someone close to you shows signs of a heart attack, call 9-1-1 and get help right away!
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