By David Mittleman

Heart Attacks Leading Cause of Death

According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart attacks are a leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. Each year, 1.2 million Americans suffer a heart attack and many of them die. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely restricted or stopped, typically because the coronary arteries that supply the heart with blood can become thicker and harder from a buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances that comprise what is known as “plaque”. This process is …read more