Doc Talk: What happens inside your body during a heart attack?

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Sometimes It’s heart month, so we’re focused on heart health in today’s Doc Talk. We’ve all heard about heart attacks and know at least one person who has had one. But do you know exactly what happens inside the body during a heart attack?

We asked Dr. Larry Weathers to walk us through the process that happens during a heart attack so we can better understand how to prevent it from happening. Once you understand what causes heart attacks, you’ll be VERY interested in getting a Calcium Score Test — click HERE to see more info on what that test is like.

Click the play arrow below to see Dr. Larry Weathers, cardiologist with Mercy Health, talk about what specifically happens in the body that triggers a heart attack.

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