Heart Attack Topic Guide

Heart Attack Heart Attack: A heart attack is an interruption in blood flow to the heart muscle. Arterial plaque rupture is often the cause of a heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack may include chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, and nausea. Emergency heart catheterization and thrombolytic therapy may be used to treat a heart attack.

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prasugrel Prasugrel

Prasugrel is used in people who've had a balloon angioplasty to open blocked arteries after having a heart attack or severe chest pain. Prasugrel may help lo...learn more »

clopidogrel Clopidogrel

Clopidogrel is used to lower your risk of having a stroke, blood clot, or serious heart problem after you've had a heart attack, severe chest pain (angina), ...learn more »

enoxaparin Enoxaparin

Enoxaparin is an anticoagulant that helps prevent the formation of blood clots...learn more »

nitroglycerin (oral/sublingual) Nitroglycerin (oral/sublingual)

Nitroglycerin is used to treat or prevent attacks of chest pain (angina)...learn more »

morphine Morphine

Morphine is an opioid medicine used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting morphine is taken as needed for pain...learn more »

heparin Heparin

Heparin is used to treat and prevent blood clots caused by certain medical conditions or medical procedures. Heparin is also used before surgery to reduce t...learn more »

aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate) that is used to treat pain, and reduce fever or inflammation.

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