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What heart attack treatments can you get during or just after a heart attack?

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During or just after a heart attack, you may go to a cardiac catheterization lab to find out how your heart and arteries are doing and how much heart damage you have. Sometimes, balloon angioplasty or stents can open narrowed or blocked arteries. You may get these with drugs that open up arteries and break up clots.

You could also get bypass surgery to restore the heart muscle's blood supply.

These treatments don’t cure coronary artery disease; another heart attack could eventually happen.

From: Heart Disease and Heart Attacks WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018
Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018

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