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A heart attack is also known as acute myocardial infarction. If you have a heart attack, some of your heart muscle dies, which can affect your quality of life significantly.
A heart attack can be both prevented and treated. The goal is to preserve the functioning of your heart and avoid a future heart attack.
The highly skilled doctors at Dignity Health Southern California know how to keep your heart healthy, while treating you with dignity as a partner in your own well-being. We provide exceptional heart attack treatment in Southern California at our convenient locations in Long Beach, Northridge, Downtown LA, Glendale, and San Bernardino. Find a Doctor using our easy online tool and make an appointment today.
To help reduce your risk of heart attack:
If you have a heart attack, immediate treatment can be lifesaving. If you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, call 911. It’s a mistake to wait and see if the symptoms go away first.
Emergency treatments for heart attack include:
Once your doctor diagnoses a heart attack, treatment options may include:
After initial recovery, follow-up treatments may include:
Immediate heart attack treatment is life-saving, so you may not be able to make your own decisions in the moment. During recovery, there will be more time to talk with your doctor and consider next steps, including the advantages and disadvantages of different treatment options.
At Dignity Health Southern California, we believe in the patient-doctor partnership. You will determine the best go-forward plan together based on the extent of damage to your heart, the severity of your condition, your overall health, and your lifestyle challenges.
Dignity Health doctors are committed to one-on-one heart attack treatment and prevention in Southern California.