Heart Attack

  • Nonsurgical Treatment Options for Heart Attack

    Not everyone who has had a heart attack needs open-heart surgery, such as a bypass operation.

  • After a Heart Attack

    Over the long-term, your quality of life is tied to how severe your heart attack was and how it was treated. Beyond that, any change will depend largely on you.

  • Preventing a Second Heart Attack

    Most Americans survive a first heart attack. By taking action, however, they can significantly reduce their chances for a second heart attack.

  • AEDs: High-Tech Help for Heart Attacks

    Technology has given us the automated external defibrillator (AED), which is turning up far from hospitals. Some schools and public buildings already have AEDs.

  • Automated External Defibrillator

    An AED is a small, portable, battery-powered machine with a computer in it. The machine detects heart activity. It can give an electric shock to someone if needed.