Overcoming Heart Disease and Heart Attack

The heart is an organ that is very important for humans, because the heart is needed to pump blood throughout the body so that the body gets the oxygen and juice of food needed for the body’s metabolism. Therefore, the heart needs to be maintained in order to perform its functions properly. One that needs to be avoided is coronary heart disease which is one of the dangerous diseases that can cause a heart attack. To do so, we need to know how to keep our heart healthy, what to avoid and what can be done to maintain heart health.

Every year, millions of people around the world have heart attacks. Not all heart attacks result in death. However, generally every patient who has had a heart attack suffers some further impact. While the rest are not helped anymore.


The heart is a muscle that pumps blood throughout the body. In a heart attack (myocardial infarction), part of the heart muscle dies when not getting blood. To stay healthy, the heart requires oxygen and other nutrients carried by the blood. This is obtained through the coronary arteries, which wrap around the outside of the heart

Heart disease
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Diseases can affect any part of the heart. However, the most common disease is a chronic disease of coronary arteria called atherosclerosis. Therefore, the most commonly known and most common heart disease is coronary heart disease or coronary artery disease. This disease most often causes a heart attack in someone who can cause death. The cause is narrowing of the coronary arteries, where these vessels serve to provide blood to the heart muscle. Refinement is caused by a pile of cholesterol or other proteins that come from foods that enter the body. This buildup causes the coronary arteries become stiff. This stiffness is called atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis occurs when there is accumulation of plaque or fat deposits in artery walls. Over time, plaque can accumulate, harden and narrow the arteries, and block blood flow to the heart. Coronary artery disease or coronary artery disease (CAD) is what basically leads to most heart attacks.

Blockage in one or more coronary arteries can cause a sudden heart attack. The cause is because the heart asks for more oxygen available so as to trigger a heart attack. Why? If the heart muscle does not receive oxygen for a long time, the surrounding tissue can be damaged. Unlike other tissues, the heart muscle does not regenerate. The longer the attack, the more damage the heart and the more likely it is to die.

Even in the less narrow arteries due to the plaque and fat plaque, the plaque pile may rupture and form a blood or thrombus crust. In addition, diseased arteries also tend to experience sudden muscle contraction. Thus, a crust of blood can form at the point of contraction, releasing a chemical which then results in a narrowed artery wall, triggering a heart attack.

If the working system of the heart is damaged, the normal rhythm of the heart can become chaotic and the heart begins to vibrate erratically or undergo fibrillation. This abnormal rhythm is called an arrhythmia that is a deviation from a normal heart rhythm. This will cause the heart to lose its ability to pump blood effectively to the brain. Within ten minutes, the brain died and the patient was not helped anymore.

In addition to coronary heart disease caused due to fat accumulation in artery walls, there are also other heart diseases caused by abnormalities since birth. For example an imperfect heart, heart valve abnormalities, weakening of heart muscle. Another cause is the bacteria that cause infection in the heart.

Exercise regularly
You can do sports activities such as walking, brisk walking, or jogging. Sports activities that are not competitive and not too excessive can strengthen the work of the heart and blood circulation throughout the body.
Consumption of antioxidants
Air pollution, motor vehicle fumes or cigarette smoke create free radicals in the body. Free radicals can cause ulcers or sediment in blood vessels that can cause blockage. To remove the free radical content in the body, need an antioxidant that will catch and throw it away. Antioxidants can be obtained from a variety of fruits and vegetables.
A person whose parents or siblings have had a heart attack before age 60 has a greater risk of developing the disease. Therefore, if you have relatives who have had a heart attack, you should be more careful in keeping your diet and lifestyle can support a healthy heart.

Overcoming Heart Disease

If you feel the early symptoms of heart disease or have had a mild heart attack, do not ignore it. You desperately need early treatment by trained medical personnel. This can save the heart from more severe damage and may even avoid more fatal consequences such as death.

But if the symptoms of a heart attack begin to occur, it is very important to seek immediate medical help. The greatest risk of death from heart attack is within an hour after a heart attack. The prompt and timely treatment of the medical team can save the heart muscle from irreparable damage. The more heart muscle that is saved, the more effective the heart will re-pump after the attack. Do not procrastinate to get medical help for fear of being ridiculous.

When there has been a blockage, the usual medical procedure taken is by the installation of catheterization and a ring that keeps coronary arteries unclogged. However, there is the possibility of blockage in other vessels.

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