Health Direct

A heart attack is a serious medical emergency where the supply of blood to a part of the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot.

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Better Health Channel

To perform its duties, the heart muscle needs a generous supply of oxygen and nutrients, which it receives from blood pumped through the  coronary arteries and their branches. A heart attack occurs when a blood clot blocks one or more of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle.