Heart Attack

A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked. The blockage is most often a buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances, which form a plaque in the arteries that feed the heart. heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction, can be fatal, but treatment has improved dramatically over the years. A heart attack is the death of heart muscle due to the loss of blood supply. The loss of blood supply is usually caused by a complete blockage of a coronary artery, one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart muscle.

Common heart attack signs and symptoms include:
Most of the deaths from heart attack are caused by ventricular fibrillation of the heart that occurs before the victim of the heart attack can reach an emergency room.
Not all people who have heart attacks have the same symptoms or have the same severity of symptoms. Some people have mild pain; others have more severe pain. Some people have no symptoms; for others, the first sign may be sudden cardiac arrest.

• Pressure, tightness, pain or a squeezing.
• Aching sensation in your chest or arms that may spread to your neck, jaw or back
• Nausea, indigestion, heartburn or abdominal pain
• Shortness of breath
• Cold sweat
• Fatigue
• Lightheadedness or sudden dizziness.

Prevention is better than cure

  1. Smoking or using tobacco of any kind is one of the most significant risk factors for developing heart disease2. 
  2. Getting some regular, daily exercise can reduce your risk of heart disease
  3. Eating a healthy diet can reduce your risk of heart disease4.
  4. Maintain a healthy diet

 

 

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