Yes, heart attacks are possible without having a blocked artery. Find out more about this type of heart attack, called a myocardial infarction in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease (or MINOCA).
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Interventional cardiologist Leslie Cho, MD, answers this one about heart attacks.
Most people know about common risk factors for heart attack, but there are other risk factors that put certain people at risk, or put people at risk under certain conditions. Learn about lesser-known risk factors and who is likely to be affected.