Fighting Heart Attack and Atherosclerosis

July 12, 2011

This video describes ways to fight the build up of plaque in the blood stream that causes Atherosclerosis and heart attacks.

What is a myocardial infarction or heart attack? It is a life threatening emergency. It presents itself when, following the rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque, a blood clot occludes a coronary artery. The obstruction of the artery prevents blood form providing oxygen to the concerned region of the heart. As a consequence, this cardiac region loses the ability to contract and pump blood. Without an immediate intervention, it risks being permanently damaged.