Heart Attack : FAQs
Myocardial infarction (mi): Heart attack 

How does the disease progress?
A person who has had a heart attack unless treated promptly by a doctor is in grave danger of possible complications that can be fatal. In those cases where a hart attack is not fatal there is always some residual malfunction that can range from irregular heartbeats to full blown chronic heart failure. Recurrence of heart attacks is commonly see if the risk factors are not controlled and a recurrence spells a poorer outcome.

 

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