What is a myocardial infarction, and why does it occur?

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In this video, Dr. José Luis Zamorano, Head of Department of Cardiology at Ramón y Cajal Hospital, explains how the heart functions and how a heart attack, a major coronary heart disease, manifests itself.

The heart suffers without oxygen

The blockage of the coronary arteries can lead to a situation whereby oxygen does not reach a part of the heart, which becomes necrotic (dies) and subsequently causes a heart attack.

Enjoy the detailed explanation of one of the most renowned specialists in cardiology, as well as peace of mind with simple and clear information about health issues that concern you.