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Cardiac surgeries carried out in India share best
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Improving the quality of life for cardiac patients.

What is a heart attack?

A heart attack is a medical emergency. Heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart has been cut off due to a blockage in one or more of the coronary arteries. This lack of blood supply to the heart muscle starves it of oxygen, which can cause severe injury or even death of the heart muscle tissue. The medical term for heart attack is myocardial infarction.


What is the cause of a heart attack?

One of the most common causes of heart attack is coronary artery disease, where the coronary arteries become hardened and narrowed due to atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis refers to the build-up of fatty plaques or atheromas inside the walls of the arteries. These plaques are made up of platelets, clots and cholesterol. Over time, the thickened walls reduce blood flow through the coronary artery. In cases where a blood clot forms, the artery may become completely blocked. This leads to a heart attack. Another cause of heart attack is sudden severe spasm or tightening of the coronary artery that blocks the blood supply.

Welcome to Centre for Cardiac Care

The heart is responsible for circulating blood throughout the body. It is about the size of your clenched fist and sits in the chest cavity between your two lungs. Its walls are made up of muscle that can squeeze or pump blood out every time the heart "beats" or contracts. Fresh, oxygen-rich air is brought into the lungs every time you take a breath. The lungs are responsible for delivering oxygen to the blood, and the heart circulates the blood through the lungs and out to the different parts of the body.

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  • Hospitals: BLK, Fortis, Medanta and Aster Kochi.
  • Telephone: +91 98212 46495

  • Email: info@medifriend.org
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Cardiac Diseases

 

Our Mission

Caring for the heart, from the heart

Centre for Cardiac is the patient education and empowerment initiative brought to you. Our mission is to help individuals prevent, treat and manage cardiovascular disease.