The cause of a heart attack is when a part of the heart stops receiving blood. It is extremely important to detect the symptoms early on because with each passing minute the chance of morbidity increases.
Signs of Heart Attack
According to Center Disease Control and Prevention, the most common signs of heart attacks are:
Chest Pain and Discomfort
Pain in the center or left side of the chest can be a symptom of a heart attack. This pain lasts for more than a few minutes or can come and go in short intervals. This pain can feel like an abnormal sensation of fullness and squeezing in the chest.
This often is followed by chest pain and shortness of breath. Difficulty in breathing can also be experienced during chest pain.
Feeling Light-Headed and Weak
Some people might feel light-headed and too tired to even walk, this can also result in cold sweating.
Discomfort In The Upper-Body
One of the symptoms is discomfort in both the arms, back, neck and jaw.
Nausea and Indigestion
Digestive trouble and nausea are very common symptoms but are often overlooked.
Signs of Heart Attack in Women
According to Medical News Today, the symptoms of a heart attack in women can be different from those of men. These symptoms might include:
- Sleep disturbance
- Sudden waves of tiredness
- Extreme shortness of breath
- Digestive issues like indigestion
- Consistent body ache
- Discomfort in the upper body
The most common symptom – chest pain and upper body aches,may mislead many women into thinking it is just another cramp or ache. This can lead to delayed doctor consultations which can be dangerous.
When To Seek Medical Help?
According to The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the faster you act the better the chances of the person to survive.
You should seek medical help immediately even if you have the slightest doubt, this can help in preventing any further potential damage to you or the person concerned.
Causes of Heart Attack
When the coronary arteries get partially or fully blocked it makes the flow of oxygenated blood difficult, causing unusual pressure and can lead to the heart working in an abnormal pattern.
Coronary Heart Disease is one of the most common causes of blocked arteries, which block the arterial walls or make them thicker by collecting plaques. These deposits or plaques are made out of cholesterol and fats.
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