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Heart Attack

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A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked, preventing enough oxygen from getting to the heart. The heart muscle dies or becomes

Signs of a heart attack

permanently damaged. The medical term for heart attack is myocardial infarction (MI).

Virtua's chest pain protocols allow for rapid identification of the causes of chest pain and provide prompt, high-quality care to all patients. Virtua's cardiac catheterization labs provide full-service diagnostics cauterizations as well as angioplasty and stenting for MI and acute MI.

All-digital cardiac catheterization labs at Virtua Memorial and Virtua Marlton are equipped with the latest technology to diagnose and treat narrowed or blocked arteries.

Virtua cardiovascular program provides a continuum of care including cardiovascular prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. The program is staffed by a team of more than 100 board-certified cardiologists, experienced nurses in cardiac care and registered cardiovascular technicians.

Virtua locations specializing in Heart Attack