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What is Heart attack?

What is Heart attack?

Heart attack, also called myocardial infarction, is a very serious condition in which the heart is ...more »

  • Heart attack: Serious and often fatal acute heart condition.
  • Heart attack: Presence of a thrombus in a coronary artery, often causing a myocardial infarction.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Heart attack: a sudden severe instance of abnormal heart function.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Heart attack: Introduction

Types of Heart attack:

Broader types of Heart attack:

How many people get Heart attack?

Prevalance of Heart attack: 7.5 million people with AMI (NHLBI)
Prevalance Rate of Heart attack: approx 1 in 36 or 2.76% or 7.5 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence (annual) of Heart attack: 1.25 million annually USA (NHLBI); 1.1 million with 650,000 new events and 450,000 recurrences.
Incidence Rate of Heart attack: approx 1 in 217 or 0.46% or 1.2 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence of Heart attack: Each year, about 1.1 million Americans suffer a heart attack. (Source: excerpt from Heart Attacks: NHLBI)

Who gets Heart attack?

Patient Profile for Heart attack: Typically men over 45 and women over 50. However can occur in younger adults.

How serious is Heart attack?

Complications of Heart attack: see complications of Heart attack
1-year survival rate for Heart attack: 24 of 25 will survive if they survive the attack (1 in 25 dies within a year)
Deaths for Heart attack: 459,841 deaths in 1998 (NHLBI); 199,154 deaths for AMI reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

What causes Heart attack?

Causes of Heart attack: see causes of Heart attack
Risk factors for Heart attack: see risk factors for Heart attack

What are the symptoms of Heart attack?

Symptoms of Heart attack: see symptoms of Heart attack

Complications of Heart attack: see complications of Heart attack

Can anyone else get Heart attack?

More information: see contagiousness of Heart attack
Inheritance: see inheritance of Heart attack

Heart attack: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Heart attack.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Heart attack.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Heart attack: see treatments for Heart attack
Alternative treatments for Heart attack: see alternative treatments for Heart attack
Prevention of Heart attack: see prevention of Heart attack
Research for Heart attack: see research for Heart attack

Society issues for Heart attack

Hospitalizations for Heart attack: 829,000 (NHLBI 1999)

Hospitalization statistics for Heart attack: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Heart attack:

  • 195 per 100,000 rate for Acute Myocardial Infarction hospitalizations in Canada 1995 Surveillance on-line, 1998 LCDC, Health Canada)
  • 1.033% (105,476) of hospital consultant episodes were for acute myocardial infarction in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospital consultant episodes for acute myocardial infarction required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 62% of hospital consultant episodes for acute myocardial infarction were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 38% of hospital consultant episodes for acute myocardial infarction were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for acute myocardial infarction required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for acute myocardial infarction in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Physician office visits for Heart attack: 133,000 physician visits for AMI (NHLBI 1999); 4,661,000 ED visits in the USA for chest pain
Medical procedure statistics for Heart attack: The following are statistics from various sources about medical procedures and Heart attack:
  • 2,200 people undergo bypass surgery or angioplasty in the US (W.H. Howard, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P., How to protect your heart from your doctor)
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Organs Affected by Heart attack:

Organs and body systems related to Heart attack include:

Name and Aliases of Heart attack

Main name of condition: Heart attack

Other names or spellings for Heart attack:

acute myocardial infarction, AMI, myocardial infarction, MI

Coronary artery thrombosis, MI, Myocardial infarct, Myocardial infarction Source - Diseases Database

Myocardial infarct, MI
Source - WordNet 2.1

Heart attack: Related Conditions

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