Glossary: Myocardial Infarction

A heart attack or Myocardial Infarction is caused when the heart muscle is not obtaining enough blood and oxygen from the Coronary Arteries. This can be due to occlusions or Ischaemic Heart Disease within the coronary arteries.  Symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath and lethargy, are called Angina. If you are experiencing Angina please follow the Angina action plan and notify your GP or Cardiologist.

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