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 Attack Treatment
WebMD walks you through first aid steps if you have symptoms of a heart attack.
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.
Widow Maker Heart Attack: How Does It Happen?
The widow maker is one of the deadliest of heart attacks. But quick emergency treatment can save your life.
Heart Disease Medicine: An Important Part of Your Treatment Plan
Heart disease medicines are an important part of your treatment plan. WebMD explains types of heart disease drugs and how they work.
11 Possible Heart Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore
11 possible symptoms of heart problems that you may not be aware of, such as dizziness, fatigue, and nausea.
5 Steps to a Healthier Heart
Watching your weight is a good place to start for a healthier heart, but there's plenty more you can do.
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.
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 and how to diagnose a heart attack, treatment options, and what you can do to reduce your risk.
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.