What’s the Difference between Heart Attack and Heart Failure? – James Mock, MD – Cardiologist

What’s the Difference between Heart Attack and Heart Failure? – James Mock, MD – Cardiologist

August 14, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


– A heart attack implies
that there’s actual damage or injury to the heart. The heart’s just a big, the reason I tell patients,
just this big stupid muscle trying to beat and when you
think about in that way, that muscle is susceptible to injury. So if you have a blocked artery the heart gives itself
its own blood supply and so if one of the tubes or arteries that supply blood to the
heart gets clogged up there’s no blood and therefore
no oxygen going to the heart and that heart muscle starts to die and if that heart muscle starts to die the heart gets weakened and
if the heart gets weakened that can predispose you to
congestive heart failure. There’s two forms really. One is if you have a weakened heart and one is if you have a strong heart. We know a lot more about the form where you have a weakened heart and we know a lot of
effective treatments for that. Congestive heart failure can be successful a lot of different things.