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Heart Attack Overview

Atlanta, Georgia - United States

The heart is a muscle like any other in the body. Arteries supply it with oxygen-rich blood so that it can contract and push blood to the rest of the body. When there isn't enough oxygen flow to a muscle, its function begins to suffer. Block the oxygen supply completely, and the muscle starts to die.
1. Heart muscle gets its blood supply from arteries that originate in the aorta just as it leaves the heart.
2. The coronary arteries run along the surface of the heart and supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle.
3. The right coronary artery supplies the right ventricle of the heart and the inferior (lower) portion of the left ventricle.
4. The left anterior descending coronary artery supplies the majority of the left ventricle, while the circumflex artery supplies the back of the left ventricle.
5. The ventricles are the lower chambers of the heart; the right ventricle pumps blood to the lungs and left pumps it to the rest of the body.

Detailed information may be obtained from the web site.

Texas Heart Institute: Heart Anatomy
United States

The heart weighs between 7 and 15 ounces (200 to 425 grams) and is a little larger than the size of your fist. By the end of a long life, a person's heart may have beat (expanded and contracted) more than 3.5 billion times. In fact, each day, the average heart beats 100,000 times, pumping about 2,000 gallons (7,571 liters) of blood. Your heart is located between your lungs in the middle of your chest, behind and slightly to the left of your br

Under Attack
United States

It's humans, not sharks, who are nature's most fearsome predators. A Time magazine article.

United States

Information on the bird, insect and rodent mites that may attack humans in the absence of their normal hosts. Also the scabies mite and the house dust mite and their control.

Attack on Giant Salvinia
United States

Illustrated article about USDA efforts to control its spread from Agricultural Research magazine.

How to Avoid a Shark Attack
United States

From the Florida Museum of Natural History.

United States

Tips and facts on how to avoid being attacked by a shark from the National Parks Conservation Association.

NOVA: Shark Attack!
United States

Companion site to the 1997 NOVA program investigating the increasingly frequent occurence of shark attacks.

Great White Shark Attack

Incident reports and first-hand accounts of shark attacks on humans.

Global Shark Attack File
United States

Global Shark Attack File provides current and historical data on shark/human interactions. List shark species involved in attacks and provides identification and habitat information about them.

Snakehead Attack? Wok, Don't Run!
United States

Collection of articles addressing the Northern Snakehead fish and some of the outlandish claims surrounding its nature and abilities.