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Heart attack: Symptoms, causes

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A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, most often by a build-up of fat, cholesterol and other substances, which form a plaque in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries). The interrupted blood flow can damage or destroy part of the heart muscle.

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High blood pressure treatment:

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High blood pressure is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. ... The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.

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Heart Pain & Chest Pain

Pain over the heart region is usually quite real, even though an EKG does not find any abnormality. The most common cause is Dirofilaria, heartworm of dogs. When there is a tightness or just a little pain in the middle of the chest, especially under the breastbone, you may be merely having an allergic reaction.