Heart Attack Facts

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Heart Attack Facts
A heart attack usually occurs when a blood clot blocks the blood supply to the heart. It candamage or destroy a part of the heart muscle and if severe can lead to death. Heart attack is also called as myocardial infarction.

Heart Attack Facts

1. Heart attack is the No. 1 killer of women, with heart disease responsible for one death in every three women.

2. Heart diseases have emerged as the number one killer in both urban and rural areas.

3. In 2011, 9,811 lives were claimed by heart attack in Australia alone, that is, an average of 27 people per day.

4. All ethnicities are affected by heart disease. Heart disease is the second leading cause of death for Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, African Americans, Hispanics, and whites, Asians and Pacific Islanders.

5. Heart attack does not always have obvious symptoms, such as pain in your chest, breathing problem and cold sweats. In fact, heart attack can happen suddenly without a person knowing it. That is called a silent heart attack.

6. Someone who already had a heart attack may have different symptoms at the second time.

7. It is estimated that over 55,000 Australians suffer from a heart attack every year; this equals to one heart attack every 10 minutes.

8. About 50% of deaths occur within one hour of the heart attack - outside a hospital.

9. Costs related to heart disease exceed 60 billion dollars per year.

10. The lifetime risk for developing heart disease is estimated at 51.7% for men and 39.2% for women.

11. Men are more at risk of heart attack than women because of excessive alcohol consumption, overweight, stress, drugs misuse and smoking.

12. The heart disease risk increases once women reaches menopause Only 36% of Australian women are aware that heart disease is the number one killer. If awareness is low, then women are less likely to see the relevance of taking steps to improve their heart health.

13. 60% of women say that cancer is the leading cause of death among women. Deaths from all cancers in the USA are half as common as deaths from cardiovascular disease.

14. Factors that mainly responsible for heart attack are smoking – both active smoking and being exposed to second-hand smoke, high blood cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, diabetes, physical inactivity, being overweight, depression, social isolation, unhealthy diet and lack of quality support.

15. Research found that air pollution is one of the causes for heart attack.

16. For maintaining a healthy heart, you should aim to include at a least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity (e.g. brisk walking).














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A heart attack happens if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked.
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priyankaroy  Thursday, June 13, 2013
i think dat heart attacks can damaage peoples brain nd sometimes kill people
jordanreese  Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I have a table work at pc.Can someone please tell me that , if my pulls rytham is disorder during the working hours, and alright during after wakeup in morning , what should it may be ? My ECG is abnormal and advised for further ahead like angiography and may be one vessle block told md doctor. Neither I have habit of smoking nor of wine. my weight is 61 k.g and height is 5.6. I can easily walk in park but after half hour walk , i get little pain near left of my chest. advise me .
Manishhere  Friday, January 13, 2012
it will help people who do not have enough knowledge...if the poster of this site will go to the phillipines and help people to understand what is the importance of health and the heart in our life.
neriza_abary  Thursday, September 3, 2009
For heart attack, fruits and vegetables are the best and the worst is oil
Nithyalatha  Tuesday, January 22, 2008
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