A heart attack happens when blood stops flowing to part of your heart muscle
Blood flow to your heart muscle can sometimes get blocked by a blood clot in one of your coronary arteries. This deprives the heart muscle of blood and oxygen, causing injury to the heart muscle.
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Our website HeartHelp First Steps has stories from people who have had a heart attack and information about what to expect both in the immediate future and in the long term.