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.
Causes and Treatments of Heart Attack
WebMD explores the causes of heart attacks, along with treatments and tips for maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn the Symptoms of a Female Heart Attack
The warning signs of a female heart attack are different than men’s.
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.
You'd certainly know if you were having a heart attack, wouldn't you? After all, you couldn't possibly miss symptoms as unmistakable as crushing chest pain or extreme shortness of breath.
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-3s, 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.