Causes of a heart attack
A heart attack happens when an artery becomes blocked, restricting the blood supply to the heart. Left untreated, it can lead to death. Read more.
Symptoms of a heart attack
It is important to recognise the symptoms of a heart attack and know what to do if you, or someone you know, is having one.
Heart attack treatment
Our staff will diagnose your condition and treat you before taking you to one of seven specialist heart attack centres. Read more.
Real life: Paul's story
Paul Le Vesconte had a pioneering treatment called primary angioplasty at King’s College Hospital after he had a heart attack. Read more.
Real life: Mark's story
Mark Hollet, 40, had just dropped off a fare from his black cab one evening in December when he began to experience severe chest pain and dialled 999 for an ambulance. Read more.
Video: How we treat heart attacks
Clinical Practice Manager Mark Whitbread explains our treatment of heart attack patients in this short video.