What Causes a Heart Attack?

A fascinating “real-life” video shows the series of steps that occur that lead to a heart attack.

It starts with atherosclerosis when arteries become clogged with fatty plaque. For people with high blood pressure, the cells on the artery walls can break away allowing cholesterol and blood cells to enter the artery wall causing a chemical distress signal. Ultimately the plaque buildup ruptures releasing large clots into the bloodstream, causing a heart attack.

Warning: After watching the video, you may have a sudden urge to exercise and eat healthily!

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