According to The World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases (CVD) account for 17.9 million deaths globally, making it the number 1 cause of death. A majority of deaths are due to CVDs are due to heart attack and stroke. When compared to AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, CVDs are responsible for 46 times the overall causes of death and 11 times the burden of disease. In this article, we discuss the different types of heart attacks and what you can do to prevent them.
A heart attack is a condition that occurs due to ischemic heart disease, which may be caused by atherosclerotic narrowing of the artery or coronary spasm. There are three major types of heart attacks, which may be prevented by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and controlling pre-existing medical conditions like hypertension and diabetes.