Berks Cardiologists, Ltd.

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What is a Heart Attack?

If you think you or someone else is having a heart attack (even if you’re not fully sure), call 9–1–1 right away.

A heart attack happens when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can’t get oxygen. If blood flow isn’t restored quickly, the section of heart muscle begins to die.

Heart attacks are a leading killer of both men and women in the United States. The good news is that excellent treatments are available for heart attacks. These treatments can save lives and prevent disabilities.

This 3D animation video was created by BioDigital Systems to show how a heart attack occurs.