Heart Attack & Angina
** IMPORTANT **
If you are worried that you may be having a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately or go to the closest Emergency Department.
Do NOT waste valuable time by going to your family doctor’s office.
TIME IS CRUCIAL. Too often, patients waste valuable time by waiting to book an appointment with their family doctor, or walking in to their family doctor’s office. Instead, go to the ER directly!
WHAT IS HEART DISEASE?
Your heart is a muscle that gets energy from blood carrying oxygen. Your heart need a constant supply of blood to keep working properly. Coronary artery disease develops when a combination of fatty materials and scar tissue (called “plaque”) builds up in the blood vessels that supply blood to your heart. The plaque buildup narrows the arteries and prevents the heart from getting enough blood.
Here are a few brief videos to help explain heart attacks and angina: