Heart attack occurs when there’s death or necrosis of a segment
of heart muscle due to the loss of blood supply. The blood supply
is usually lost due to blocked coronary artery, one that provides
blood to the heart muscle by blood clots. This condition is also
known as coronary thrombosis.
When it happens, one will experience distressing symptoms such
as chest pain and electrical instability of the myocardial tissues.
Heart disease is a very general term used to describe all the different disorders and diseases that can affect your heart and its operation. One of the most common causes is oxygen starvation; this is usually the
result of a blockage in the arteries that carry the flow of oxygenrich
blood from the lungs to the heart. This condition can lead to heart damage and if left untreated, the damaged heart will undergo necrosis. In other words, the heart cells will start to die.
Often times, this condition is caused by a buildup of a waxy
substance known as plaque.
As plaque builds up inside your arteries, it can result in the
coronary (or heart) arteries being partially or totally blocked.
This condition is known as atherosclerosis. This will restrict
blood flow to your organs and tissues. If this condition is not
treated quickly, the areas of the heart that rely on this artery will
die. The once healthy heart tissues will also undergo fibrosis,
forming scars that impede the usual functions of the heart.
Sometimes, such condition will go off radar and difficult to be
discovered. So if you leave it as it is for a long time, many heart
health problems will arise in the long-term.