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Heart attack symptoms

Dial triple zero (000) immediately if you suspect that you or someone you know is having a heart attack. Find out about the symptoms of heart attack.

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Heart attack

Acting fast when you notice the warning signs of a heart attack could save your life — or someone else's. Here's how to recognise the symptoms.

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Complications of a heart attack

Potential complications arising from a heart attack can vary widely, from mild to life threatening. Find out about complications of a heart attack.

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Life after a heart attack

Cardiac rehabilitation can help you to recover and resume a normal life as soon as possible after having a heart attack or heart surgery. Find out how to manage after a heart attack.

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Causes of a heart attack

If the blood supply to the heart is suddenly interrupted, heart muscles may be damaged and begin to die. Learn about the leading causes of heart attacks.

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Heart attack prevention

Making lifestyle changes is the most effective way to prevent having a heart attack (or having another heart attack). Find out what you can do to prevent a heart attack.

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Heart attack diagnosis

With a heart attack, every minute counts. Know the warning signs of a heart attack and what to do if you or someone around you experience the warning signs.

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Heart attack treatments

Too many people lose their lives because they wait too long to get treatment for heart attack. Find out about treatment options for a heart attack.

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Heart attack – a personal story

Recovering from a heart attack can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Watch this video to learn from other people's experiences.

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Coronary heart disease symptoms

If your coronary arteries become partially blocked, it can cause chest pain (angina). If they become completely blocked, it can cause a heart attack (myocardial infarction). Find out the symptoms.

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Living with coronary heart disease

Cardiac rehabilitation can help you resume a normal life after a heart attack or surgery, and to make lifestyle changes if you need to.

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