Treatments for Heart Attack
The treatment and management of heart attack involves emergency medical care before and after reaching the hospital, medications, lifestyle changes and, possibly, a cardiac procedure or surgery.
The goals of treatment are to restore blood flow to the heart muscle and prevent another heart attack.
Treatment involves the following:
American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.americanheart.org . August 14, 2008.
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 16th ed. McGraw-Hill; 2004.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ .
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