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Heart attack.
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PMID:  25388712     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Essential facts Each year, 175,000 people in the UK experience a myocardial infarction, or heart attack. This happens when the heart muscle is starved of oxygen-rich blood, causing damage to the muscle. Most heart attacks are caused by coronary heart disease (CHD), when the coronary arteries become narrowed by a gradual build-up of fatty material within their walls. If a piece of this fatty material, called an atheroma, breaks offit may cause a blood clot that can block the coronary artery, cutting off the blood supply to the heart muscle.
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0029-6570     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Stand     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9012906     Medline TA:  Nurs Stand     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19     Citation Subset:  N    
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