A myocardial infraction or a heart attack is permanent damage to the heart muscle. It occurs when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to heart muscle gets suddenly blocked by which the heart can’t get oxygen. Various symptoms include pain or discomfort in one or both the arms that spread to shoulders, upper back, neck or jaw, a general sense of anxiety, shortness of breath, stomach or abdominal pain, weakness and overwhelming fatigue, swelling of the ankles and lower legs, etc.
A heart attack is a medical emergency so should call the ambulance. If the causality is not allergic to aspirin and its easily available than give them a tablet ideally 300mg to slowly chew and swallow while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. The aspirin will help to reduce the risk of heart attack by thinning the blood. The two main treatments include: using medication to dissolve blood clots, surgery to restore blood to the heart.
In 2008 there were 39, 241 deaths in Israel, which represents half a percent (0.5%) of Israel's population in that year. Of these, 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Seventy-nine percent of the deceased were aged 65 and over (63% aged 75 and over and 32% aged 85 and over), 7% were under age 45, and 1.5% (605) were infants under one year of age. As shown in Table 1, the ten most common causes of death in 2008 were responsible for 77% of the total number of deaths in that year.