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.
Heart Attack Treatment Options
Not everyone who has had a heart attack needs open-heart surgery, such as a bypass operation.
Helping to Prevent 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.
Medical Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
Some symptoms may indicate the possibility of a serious condition and should be evaluated immediately by a health care provider.
Thriving 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.