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Stroke and Neurology Conditions

Cardiovascular Disease affects more than 50 million Americans. Click on any of the conditions to learn more about a particular condition and the variety of therapies available to treat it.

Please remember that the information provided in this Website is for educational purposes only and should never be a substitute for the advice of a healthcare provider.

Featured Condition  
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)

What is a Heart Attack (also called an Acute Myocardial Infarction or MI)? A heart attack is a complete blockage of blood flow in a coronary artery. The blockage prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching part of the heart muscle. Usually a blood clot or piece of plaque (fatty deposits called atherosclerosis) causes the blockage in the heart artery... click for more 

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