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Symptoms of a Heart Attack - VHL HealthSheet #82005_VA
A heart attack is an urgent message from your heart that it’s starved for oxygen. When oxygen-rich blood to your heart is blocked by a clot, heart muscle begins to die and symptoms of a heart attack start.
What Is Angina? - VHL HealthSheet #82001_VA
Angina is a warning that the heart muscle is not getting enough oxygen-rich blood. Medication, certain medical procedures, and lifestyle changes can help control angina.
Recognizing a Heart Attack or Angina - VHL HealthSheet #83877_VA
Normally, your body warns you of a problem by making you feel pain. But over time, high blood sugar damages nerves in your body. This may keep you from feeling pain caused by a heart problem.
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