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Heart Attack complications
Heart Attack

  • Pericarditis is a condition in which the sac surrounding your heart, called the pericardium, becomes swollen and inflamed. You can develop this condition after having a heart attack.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The symptoms of pericarditis are generally sharp and made worse by deep breathing. Sharp chest pain occurs when the inflammed pericardium rubs against the chest wall.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An abnormal heart rhythm is when your heart beats too fast, slow, or irregularly. This is also called an arrhythmia. Within the heart is a complex system of valves, nodes, and chambers that control how and when the blood is pumped.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Drugs that treat arrhythmias come in many forms. Learn what they are, what they do, and how they work.
    Source:HLCMS
  • There are many tests available to diagnose arrhythmias. Read more on how these tests work.
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  • Read more about doctors who treat arrhythmias.
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  • Cardiogenic shock occurs when the heart has been damaged to the point where it's unable to supply enough blood to the organs of the body.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic condition that affects the chambers of your heart. CHF refers to fluid buildup around your heart.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Cardiac arrest is an extremely serious condition in which your heart stops beating. It can be fatal.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that occurs in the lungs. It can damage part of the lung and other organs and decrease oxygen levels in the blood.
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