In Health Works when you have a heart attack, the doctor can help you survive a heart attack. But why are so many people dying from heart attacks?
Every 43 seconds in the United States someone has a heart attack.
Here's the simple explanation of a heart attack - a clog in one of your arteries cuts off blood supply to your heart, that's when tissue loses oxygen and starts to die.
Beaumont Cardiologist Peter Mancini says doctors can usually keep patients alive, but patients need to do their job.
The doctor explains many ignore or dismiss subtle symptoms like chest pain, light headedness or arm pain and it's the number one mistake.
Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack.
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