You may have been wondering if you had a heart attack, and you’re not alone.
The answer to that question can be confusing, and not only because the term “heart attack” is used inconsistently across different medical journals.
There’s also a lot of misinformation out there.
We spoke with some of the people who use the term to describe their heart problems, to find out what exactly it means.
It’s a lot more complicated than just “heart failure.”1.
The term heart failure is often misconstrued.
“Heart failure” can be defined as a condition where a heart muscle doesn’t work as well, such as in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
But it can also be defined more broadly as a problem that occurs when the body’s blood pressure is too low or when the heart doesn’t pump properly.
In other words, it can happen with any heart disease.
In some cases, the heart may be able to pump blood to the lungs, but it’s not pumping properly.2.
Heart failure isn’t caused by heart failure.
If your heart stops working, it’s likely because you’ve had a serious heart attack.
But heart failure can also occur when you’ve gotten a heart infection or a blocked blood vessel.
The key is to recognize that heart failure and other heart problems can happen simultaneously.3.
Heart problems can affect your heart’s function.
People with heart failure often have problems controlling their heart’s speed, pressure, or other functions.
People who are overweight also tend to have heart problems.
It can also affect how your heart pumps blood to your muscles.
It may also affect your ability to function while in a hospital.4.
It takes a lot to cause heart failure, but people with heart disease can experience it.
There are a variety of factors that can cause a heart failure: heart disease, chronic obstructor pulmonary disease, a stroke, a heart defect, a genetic condition, a problem with your blood flow to the heart, or genetic mutations.5.
Heart disease isn’t the only reason you might have heart failure or other heart issues.
Many people also have other health conditions that can affect their heart, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and a heart condition called atrial fibrillation.
People at high risk for heart disease include people with diabetes, those who have heart defects, and people who have certain genetic conditions.6.
It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re at high or high risk.
People can have other conditions that make them more likely to develop heart problems or other health problems.
For example, a person who has asthma or a family history of asthma could also have heart disease or other cardiovascular problems.
Other risk factors include high cholesterol levels or a high blood volume, poor diet, and medications.
But you don’t have to have one of these things to have an underlying heart problem.7.
Your risk factors for heart failure don’t always match up.
There may be other health or lifestyle factors at play that might cause your heart to fail.
This can include things like poor diet or lack of exercise, too much stress or lack-of-rest, or smoking.
But your risk factors can also change over time, as changes in your lifestyle or health care providers can affect how you respond to treatment.8.
A heart attack is not a “death sentence.”
In fact, some people have a short-term and a long-term chance of having a heart problem, so heart failure doesn’t automatically make you die.
But a heart attacks are extremely rare events.
In the rare event that you have a heart-related event, you can usually get better in the short term and be able continue your life normally.
If you’ve experienced any of the symptoms described in this article, talk to your health care provider right away to determine whether you need to have more tests or treatments.9.
The first steps to treatment are simple: rest.
When you feel weak or fatigued, take a short, slow walk or run, or take an extra 20 minutes at night.
Talk to your provider about any medications you take.
And talk to friends, family members, and co-workers to see if they can help you get some rest and exercise.
Your health care team will help you understand what works best for you.10.
Your symptoms aren’t always symptoms of a heart disease problem.
If symptoms like low blood pressure and high cholesterol are happening more often or if you notice other health issues such as diabetes, you may need to take steps to manage your condition.
You can also see a health care professional to discuss any potential medications you might be taking and other treatment options.
If all else fails, seek help from a health provider.