Is there any treatment or cures for a heart attack

A heart attack occurs when a part of the heart muscle dies due to lack of blood oxygen going through it or it could be due to a clot in the coronary artery that then blocks the necessary blood oxygen the heart needs.
Whatever the reason may be, a heart attack is a scary disease and is the leading cause of death in the US and in Canada and although it is more common in women, both men and women, and even children, suffer from this.
Once you’ve had a heart attack the next question would probably be: is there a cure or a treatment? And the answer is: most heart attacks can be prevented and treated if caught early on, early diagnosis is key. Treatment for heart attacks mostly includes drug like aspirin and other beta-blockers.

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Usually, aspirin is the first choice however if you have asthma or ulcer then a different drug will be prescribed. Clot-busters or thrombolytics to dissolve blood clots. Pain killers such as morphine albeit a strong medication this is used for those who’s had a heart attack and has excessive pain, this also helps reduce anxiety. Drugs that are anti-platelets to reduce the “stickiness” of the blood that leads to blood clots. Beta – blockers like propranolol, timolol, atenolol and metoprolol protects the heart after an attack. These drugs help the heart beat slower and controls the force of the pumping and thus helping the heart work normally. The use of ACE inhibitors helps open up the blood vessels and lowers the blood pressure thus reducing the work of the heart. Statins help by preventing cholesterol made in the liver – this lowers the cholesterol levels.
Some heart attacks may need surgery especially when the heart is seriously damaged. Angioplasty – opens up the coronary artery and Coronary artery bypass graft or CABG – allows a blood vessel, which is blocked, to be “bypassed” with the use of healthier blood vessel segments grafted from other parts of the body.
While is there no known “cure” after a heart attack, prevention is key. Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables – those green leafy vegetables like spinach and lettuce along with tomatoes and almonds in your salad does not only taste good but is good for your body; using more soy like tofu or soy based products; avoid fatty and red meat; eating more fish with omega-3 like salmon and herring; an apple a day is really quite a treat and does keep the doctor away due to it’s phytochemical, guercetin. Avoid too much salt in your diet as in chips and animal fat products like cheese, hamburgers and hotdogs. Does this mean you should avoid eating them all together? The answer is NO but keep it to a minimum.
Besides making better choices in the food you eat, exercising could also help fight heart attack and it does not have to be vigorous – a nice 30 – 45 min walk 3 to 4 times a week will help your heart not to mention your physique, not smoking and avoid being around 2nd hand smoke will be a tremendous help to your health as well.

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