10 years ago Sabretooth

I believe that a heart attack means death of cardiac tissue. I do not think that it has to mean to necrosis due to lack of oxygen, but could be due to other things such as electrical damage. So an arrythmias attack that nearly kills someone that leads to perminant damage is a form of heart attack but not a 'myocardial infarction'. What is the odd of surviving one?

10 years ago The Un-Cola


Sorry your question doesn't make sense. The standard view is a heart attack is a myocardial infarction. An area of the heart is deprived of blood flow and O2. There are a number of live threatening arrhythmia's, they are not called heart attacks. It could be SVT, Vfib, Afib, etc. That is what they are called. As far as surviving a heart attack, It depends on where it is and how big and how long and the kind of treatment you receive.