How a Heart Attack Occurs

Heart disease causes more deaths in both men and women in the United States than any other factor, buy many people don't fully understand what causes a heart attack. A brief animation demonstrates the slow buildup of plaque, a blockage in an artery, and the resulting heart attack.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a cardiologist to speak to the class about heart health
  • Discuss the role of both nutrition and exercise in preventing heart attacks
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of arteries, blood vessels, and fat
Pros

  • Links to other science videos for extending learning
  • Provides a full transcript for ease of note taking
Cons

  • None