Treatments for Heart Attack
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The treatment and management of heart attack involves emergency medical care before and after reaching the hospital, medications, lifestyle changes and, possibly, a cardiac procedure or surgery.
The goals of treatment are to restore blood flow to the heart muscle and prevent another heart attack.
Treatment involves the following:
American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.americanheart.org.
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 16th ed. McGraw-Hill; 2004.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/.
Last reviewed February 2007 by Marcin Chwistek, MD
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.