A heart attack or myocardial infarction is a result of reduction or block of blood flow to the heart that results in the damage or death of part of the heart muscle. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the primary cause of myocardial infarction. Coronary Artery Disease is caused by the buildup of plaque and other deposits in the artery(ies) creating narrowing, reducing blood flow and supply to critical body parts/organs.

When overlaying mortality associated with heart attacks in Carroll County, the percentages of heart attacks resulting in death is high7.

(Note, years with deaths below a specific threshold are suppressed to protect privacy and are not displayed.)