Avg. ER Wait Time

Wait times are an average and provided for informational purposes only. What does this mean?

Treatments for Heart Attack

The treatment and management of heart attack involves emergency medical care before and after reaching the hospital, medications, lifestyle changes and, possibly, a cardiac procedure or surgery.

The goals of treatment are to restore blood flow to the heart muscle and prevent another heart attack.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changesMedicationsOther treatmentsSurgery

Revision Information

  • American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.americanheart.org . August 14, 2008.

  • Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 16th ed. McGraw-Hill; 2004.

  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ .