According to the American Heart Association, someone in the United States suffers from a heart attack every 42 seconds!
A myocardial infarction or heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart muscle is reduced or stopped. One of the main causes of heart attacks is CAD since the plaque buildup interrupts blood flow.
It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible by calling 9-1-1 if suffering from a heart attack since the longer a person waits the more severe the damage will be. Many people can suffer from a mild heart attack and not even be aware of it.
Your heart muscle is precious and it is important to prevent damage to it from a heart attack. To help prevent a heart attack one can adopt lifestyle behaviors like regular exercise and healthy eating.