A heart attack occurs when a blood vessel inside the heart becomes clogged. This causes an interruption of blood flow to that area of the heart. If the blood flow is not restored, the heart muscle dies. The longer the heart muscle is without blood supply, the more damage occurs.
If you or someone you are with has chest discomfort, especially with one or more of the other signs, call 9-1-1. Every minute could be the difference between life and death.
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