What are the implications of heart attack scar tissue?

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Offline Super Hans

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After surviving a heart attack, I'm aware that you may get scarring. My question is, does the severity of the scarring depend on the severity of the heart attack, what are the implications of the scarring as in, I believe scar tissue doesn't contract so does this make you more vulnerable to future attacks and if so, how soon.

Lastly, is there an amount of time following a heart attack after which it is generally considered that that heart attack wasn't life threatening.

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Re: What are the implications of heart attack scar tissue?
« Reply #1 on: 07/07/2013 00:19:06 »
Whatever caused the first heart attack makes you more vulnerable to a second : there may be things you can do about that ...

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/heartattack/lifeafter.html

http://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/treatment/coronary-angioplasty-and-stent.aspx
« Last Edit: 07/07/2013 00:24:40 by RD »