According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., at just over 23 percent in 2017. Knowing the risk factors and signs of a heart attack can literally save your life or the life of a loved one. In this segment of TriHealth’s Doctor on Call, Jonathan Hassel, MD, an interventional cardiologist with the TriHealth Heart Institute, explains the symptoms,risk factors and prevention of a heart attack. He gives detail of treatment of a heart attack with a stent procedure, including how it is inserted and how it keeps the artery open. Dr. Hassel also answers questions about the role of baby aspirin in the prevention of heart attacks. Does it help, and if so, who should be taking it?
Doctor on Call is a segment in partnership with WCPO-TV featuring TriHealth physicians answering medical questions submitted by viewers to WCPO. You can submit a question here.