Heart attack (the technical term is myocardial infarction) is still a life-and-death situation. But treatment is becoming more and more effective and routine thanks to laboratory and clinical research that has taught us what to do. The numbers tell part of the story. In 1970, nearly 40% of older heart attack victims who made it to the hospital never left, dying there from the attack or its complications. Today, that number is well below 10%.
This multitouch book from Harvard Health Publications covers the medical background of heart attacks, and includes original 3D renders and videos, interactive diagrams and other content, and text from the renowned team at Harvard Medical School.