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Chest Pain

Chest Discomfort or pain is a key warning symptom of a heart attack. Heart attack symptoms include: (1) Chest discomfort or pain that is crushing or squeezing or feels like a heavy weight on the chest...

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Heart Attack

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Without blood and the oxygen it carries, part of the heart starts to die.

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An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart.

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Heart Transplant

A heart transplant is a procedure in which a surgeon removes a diseased heart and replaces it with a donor heart. During a heart transplant, a mechanical pump circulates blood through the body while the surgeon removes the diseased heart and replaces it with a healthy heart from a recently deceased donor.

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