How is heart attack treated?

How is heart attack treated?

Treatment for the heart attack must start as soon as possible and after the heart attack you should not wait rather dial an emergency number to get help. Remember don’t try to reach the hospital of your own. Never wait after the heart attack always try to find some help around you from your family members or friends.

This section on heart attack treatment will help you what you can do after you have a heart attack and what you may expect from your doctor about your treatment plan.

When a patient visits a hospital after a heart attack, the doctors will do a few things first:

–You might be given oxygen through a mask or a tube in your nose.

–You might be given medicines to ease the chest pain and discomfort of a heart attack.

–Doctors may use techniques to restore blood flow to part of the heart muscle damaged during a heart attack.

The treatment plan for the heart attack depends on the condition of the heart attack:

The blockade in the coronary arteries may be partial or complete:

A complete blockage of a coronary artery is called a “STEMI” heart attack

A partial blockage is called “NSTEMI” heart attack

Treatments plans are generally different for a STEMI versus NSTEMI heart attack

Common heart attack treatments

Here are some common heart attack treatments:


A very small tubing with deflated balloon attached to it is threaded up to the coronary arteries.


This is similar to angioplasty with the exception of a laser tip which is used to open the blocked artery.


This is also similar to angioplasty with the exception of a shaver on its tip to remove the plaque from the blocked artery.

Bypass surgery:

Here in this procedure the blocked artery is treated by creating a new passage for the blood to flow the heart.