Berks Cardiologists, Ltd.

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What is a Heart Attack?

If you have any indication you or someone else may be having a heart attack, call 9–1–1 immediately!

When the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked, a heart attack occurs. If blood flow isn’t restored quickly, the section of heart muscle begins to die.

Heart attacks are a leading killer of both men and women in the United States. The good news is that excellent treatments which can save lives and prevent disabilities are readily available.

This 3D animation showing how a heart attach occurs was created by BioDigital Systems.