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A heart attack occurs when an artery to the heart becomes blocked and blood flow to the heart is stopped. This deprives the heart of oxygen, and the heart muscle starts to die.

Early medical treatment is vital to ensure this damage is not permanent.

Symptoms of a heart attack vary between men and women, so it's important to be prepared. Make sure you know the facts. Download your free information pack to find out more about heart attack, its symptoms and causes, and treatment and prevention measures.

Heart attack: the facts

Some of the information you will discover in this pack includes:

  • What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
  • What happens if you have a heart attack?
  • What can you do to recover from a heart attack?
  • What is the immediate treatment for a heart attack?

Once the heart is damaged, it cannot be healed – the only curative treatment is heart transplantation.