At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, we are well aware that seconds count when a heart attack (myocardial infarction, or an MI) is happening. Our emergency department staff, cardiologists, and other professionals work together as a well-orchestrated team to make a rapid diagnosis and deliver immediate care to anyone who comes through our doors with symptoms of a heart attack.A heart attack occurs when there is a sudden blockage in an artery in or near the heart. Because these arteries supply the heart muscle with oxygenated blood, a lack of blood flow that lasts even just for a few minutes can damage the heart and may lead to death.Symptoms of a heart attack include:
At Lahey, we offer:
We also offer a highly regarded cardiac rehabilitation program, to help people regain strength, confidence, and stamina while recovering from a heart attack. Learn more.