Heart Attack Directory
More than 1 million Americans have heart attacks each year. Also called myocardial infarction, or MI, heart attacks can be deadly if medical care isn't received quickly. Besides taking steps to keep your heart healthy, such as eat right, exercise, maintain a healthy weight, keep your blood cholesterol and blood pressure in check, recognizing and responding to heart attack symptoms is key to survival. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about heart attack, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Heart Attacks and Heart Disease
What happens before a heart attack? Afterward? WebMD explains the causes of heart attacks, which affect 1 million Americans every year, along with symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and post-heart attack care.
Understanding Heart Attack -- the Basics
What exactly happens to trigger a heart attack? Learn more from WebMD about causes of heart attack and what to expect afterward.
Heart Disease and Sudden Cardiac Death
WebMD explains the difference between sudden cardiac arrest and a heart attack.
What Drugs Should I Avoid if I Have Heart Disease?
If you have heart disease, beware of some common medicines that can make your blood pressure and heart rate rise. WebMD explains.
An Aspirin a Day ... or Not?
We've long known that aspirin reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes while increasing your chances of surviving them. But now this household drug may protect you in other ways, too.
Heart Attack, Stroke, and Angina Symptoms
Chest pains, pressure, or dizziness may be something serious. See the warning signs of heart attack, angina, and stroke.
Sex After Heart Disease: When Is It Safe to Get Back in the Saddle?
You've been treated for heart disease, and now you've got a new lease on life. But does that mean it's safe to have sex?
Why do heart attacks happen around the holidays?
Why heart attacks spike during the winter holidays
Video: How to Perform Hands-Only CPR
In an emergency, CPR can save a life. Follow these steps to try to revive a teen or adult.
Why is Heart Disease a Major Killer?
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, explains how heart disease became the top killer of both men and women in the U.S.
How Heart Attacks are Different in Women
Gender specialist Marianne Legato, MD, explains how heart attacks affect women differently than men.
Hypertension Equals Health Risks
Nearly 1 in 3 adult Americans have it. African Americans are especially at risk. Learn why hypertension is called the 'silent killer'.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to a Heart Attack
Learn the symptoms of a heart attack, diagnosis, treatment options, and what you can do to lower your risk and prevent one.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Heart Disease
WebMD provides a visual overview of heart disease, including symptoms to watch for, diagnostic tests, treatments, and prevention strategies.
Slideshow: Truth About Omega-3, the Good Fat
Can algae capsules or a salmon meal boost brainpower, save your heart, or ease depression? Pictures show omega-3 benefits, hype, and best sources.